List of Warriors characters facts for kids
The Warriors novel series is written by Erin Hunter. Due to the large number of characters present in the novel series, this list is divided by Clan, e.g., all characters in ThunderClan (as of The Silent Thaw) are put together in the allegiances list.
- Naming convention
- Bluestar's Prophecy
- Original Series
- The New Prophecy Series
- Power of Three Series
- Omen of the Stars Series
- Minor ThunderClan characters
- Current SkyClan
- Former SkyClan members
- Ancient SkyClan cats
- Minor SkyClan characters
- The Place of No Stars/The Dark Forest
- The Tribe of Rushing Water
- Ancient cats
- The Sisters
- Characters not in other groups
- Original Series
- The New Prophecy Series
- Power of Three Series
- Omen of the stars
- A Vision of Shadows Series
- The Rise of Scourge
- Graystripe's Adventure Trilogy
- Tigerstar and Sasha's Trilogy
- Ravenpaw's Path
In the Warriors universe, the feline characters in Clans (ThunderClan, RiverClan, WindClan, ShadowClan, and SkyClan) have names composed of two parts. Each cat's name has a prefix (Dawn, Bramble, Lion, etc.) which generally stays constant throughout their life. The name suffix varies through the character's lifespan and position within the Clan, with the bestowing of the new name being a component of the ceremonies marking these role changes. As a kitten, the character's name ends with "-kit" (Dawnkit, Bramblekit, Lionkit, etc.). Upon becoming an apprentice (a warrior or medicine cat in training), "-paw" replaces "-kit" at the end of the character's name (Dawnpaw, Bramblepaw, Lionpaw, etc.). When the character completes their apprenticeship and is promoted to a warrior or medicine cat, the suffix to their name is then changed to one chosen by the Clan leader (Dawnpelt, Brambleclaw, Lionblaze, etc.). If a cat becomes a Clan leader, they are granted the suffix "-star" at the end of their name (Dawnstar, Bramblestar, Lionstar, etc.).
This naming convention does not hold for non-Clan characters. In The Tribe of Rushing Water, a cat's name is said to be the first memorable thing their mother sees after giving birth (for example, "Brook Where Small Fish Swim" and "Night of No Stars"). These names remain unchanged with one exception: when a Tribe cat becomes Teller of the Pointed Stones (a position akin to the Clan leader and medicine cat combined), their name becomes Teller of the Pointed Stones.
ThunderClan is named after its first leader and founder, Thunder. In the Warriors series (except the sub-series Dawn Of The Clans), most of the protagonists are ThunderClan cats. During the original series, ThunderClan resides in the forest, sandwiched between RiverClan and ShadowClan territory. As such, ThunderClan cats are accustomed to stalking through the thick underbrush of the forest.
ThunderClan, along with the other Clans, undergoes a dramatic shift in territory during the course of The New Prophecy arc. During the time that Brambleclaw, Squirrelpaw, and their travelling companions are on their journey to find Midnight the badger, much of ThunderClan's territory is destroyed as humans proceed with deforestation of the area. Eventually, ThunderClan and the other Clans relocate to the lake territory, where the ThunderClan camp is set in an abandoned quarry. The camp is protected by high walls of stone, but the surrounding territory is similar to the forest which ThunderClan previously inhabited.
A red-brown tom with green eyes, Pinestar is the leader of ThunderClan when Bluestar is born. His warrior name is Pineheart. When he only has one of his nine lives remaining, he decides to step down as leader and become a kittypet, having become disillusioned with the violence and fragility of Clan life. Despite leaving the Clans, he is accepted by StarClan when he eventually loses his last life.
Sunstar, a bright ginger tom with green eyes and yellow tabby stripes, is the leader of ThunderClan before Bluestar. His warrior name is Sunfall. He mentors Bluepaw after her first mentor, Stonepelt, retires early to the elder's den due to an injury that did not heal properly. Sunstar becomes leader of ThunderClan when Pinestar steps down to leave the Clans and become a kittypet (housecat). However, because Pinestar still has one of his nine lives given by StarClan to Clan leaders when Sunstar becomes leader, StarClan gives Sunstar only eight lives instead of the usual nine, a secret he keeps from the Clan due to his fear they would feel he did not fully have StarClan's support. When Sunstar's first deputy, Tawnyspots, retires early due to sickness, Sunstar selects Bluefur to become deputy instead of the ambitious Thistleclaw, fearing Thistleclaw's violent tendencies and impressed by Bluefur's selflessness in the face of multiple personal losses. Sunstar ultimately dies when he is unable to outrun a dog, having been weakened by sickness. His brother is Featherwhisker, ThunderClan's medicine cat before Spottedleaf.
Moonflower is a silver-grey tabby queen with pale yellow eyes, mother of Bluestar and Snowfur. Early in Bluestar's life, Moonflower and other ThunderClan warriors participate in an attack on the WindClan camp, during which Moonflower is killed by WindClan's medicine cat Hawkheart when she attacks their medicine supplies. Moonflower's mate is Stormtail, and she is sister to Goosefeather. She is also grandmother to Stonefur, Mistystar, and Mosskit.
Snowfur is a snowy white queen with blue eyes and black ear tips. She is daughter to Moonflower and Stormtail, and is the sister of Bluestar (Bluefur). She and Bluestar have a strong sibling bond which is threatened when Snowfur falls in love with Thistleclaw and Bluefur disapproves. She has one kit with Thistleclaw, Whitekit. Snowfur dies when she is hit by a Twoleg monster (motor vehicle) while chasing ShadowClan intruders across the Thunderpath (road), which precipitates another episode of grief for Bluefur, who had previously grieved significantly over the loss of their mother. At Bluestar's leader ceremony, Snowfur's spirit bestows upon Bluestar her ninth life and the gift of pride, so that she knows her own worth and the worth of her Clan. Snowfur narrates a story in Secrets of the Clans about Mosskit, Bluefur's kit who dies in Bluestar's Prophecy.
Thistleclaw is a large, grey-and-white patched tom with amber eyes. Bluestar suggests his name due to his spiky fur when they are both kits in the nursery. He is hot-headed, aggressive, arrogant, and paranoid, making his relationship with the more reserved Bluestar quite difficult. He is also the mate of Bluestar's sister, Snowfur, and father of Whitestorm, Bluestar's nephew. He mentors Tigerpaw (later Tigerstar) and is one of the causes of Tigerstar's evil and ambitious motives. In Crookedstar's Promise, Crookedjaw witnesses his training in the Dark Forest. He is characterized as highly violent, which was shown when he orders his apprentice, Tigerpaw, to attack the young Tiny (later Scourge), who had walked into ThunderClan, not knowing about the Clans, as described in the manga The Rise of Scourge and the super edition Bluestar's Prophecy.
When Thistleclaw dies, he is found with claws unsheathed, lips in a snarl, and lying in a pool of his own blood, just as Bluestar and Goosefeather saw in their shared vision. In Night Whispers, he is shown as managing the training session in the Dark Forest. In Sign of the Moon, he kills the living cat Antpelt during training.
Goosefeather is a speckled grey tom with pale blue eyes and brother of Moonflower. He was the medicine cat of ThunderClan when Bluestar was born and interprets a piece of prey (a vole with its fur bent over like a forest being blown down by wind) as a warning from StarClan that WindClan will destroy ThunderClan. He suggests that the only way to stop this was to destroy WindClan's medicine supplies; in the ensuing battle, his sister is murdered and many cats are injured, with Stonepelt's injuries forcing him to retire early. Several cats, including his niece Bluestar, blame him for the results of the battle. He was the mentor of Featherwhisker, the medicine cat before Spottedleaf. He interprets a burning branch as an omen that Bluestar is fire and will burn through the ranks of ThunderClan, but will be destroyed by water. After that, Goosefeather seems to go insane. He sees Tigerkit as a dangerous monster (ironically, though no cat believed him, this proves to be true), and that Thistleclaw will lead ThunderClan to a path of blood if he becomes leader. Although many cats think Goosefeather is insane, some of his omens and prophecies are true. He even tells Bluefur that she has to give up her kits to save ThunderClan, which she reluctantly does so. At Bluestar's leader ceremony, he gave to her the gift of patience.
Featherwhisker is a pale silvery tom with amber eyes, long whiskers, and a sweeping, plumy tail. He is Goosefeather's apprentice when Bluekit is born and becomes Spottedleaf's mentor. He is more trusted in ThunderClan than his mentor Goosefeather, who was viewed as eccentric, and is often asked to help with tasks that Goosefeather should be helping with instead. He works tirelessly to treat his Clanmates during a greencough outbreak and ultimately dies of greencough himself. After his death, Spottedleaf becomes ThunderClan's medicine cat. Featherwhisker is Sunstar's brother.
Leopardfoot is a sleek black queen with green eyes. She was introduced in Bluestar's Prophecy as a kit. Her parents are Adderfang and Swiftbreeze. She is sister of Patchpelt, Redtail, Willowpelt, and Spottedleaf, mate of Pinestar, and mother of Mistkit and Nightkit (both died soon after birth), and Tigerkit, later known as Tigerstar. She gave Tigerkit his tough name because he was the weakest of the litter. Her mate, Pinestar, left the Clan to be a kittypet (housecat) shortly before Mistkit and Nightkit's deaths.
Swiftbreeze is a tabby and white queen with yellow eyes. She is introduced in Bluestar's Prophecy as a queen who likes to brag about her kits, commenting, for example, that her kits opened their eyes sooner than Bluekit. She is mother to Leopardfoot, Patchpelt, Willowpelt, Spottedleaf, and Redtail, mate to Adderfang, grandmother to Tigerstar, and great-grandmother to Bramblestar, Hawkfrost, Mothwing, and Tawnypelt.
Thrushpelt is a sandy-grey tom with a white flash on his chest and green eyes. He was a newly appointed warrior when Bluestar was a kit. He had a crush on Bluestar and everyone took notice, leading the Clan to believe he was the father of Stonefur, Mistystar, and Mosskit. Thrushpelt knew that the kits were not his, but kept Bluestar's secret until his death even though he never knew who their real father was. Bluestar told him that she knew she would have been happy with him.
Mosskit is a pale-grey-and-white she-cat with blue eyes. She is the sister of Mistystar (also known as Mistyfoot) and Stonefur, and the daughter of Bluestar and Oakheart. In Bluestar's Prophecy, Bluefur takes Mosskit and her siblings to RiverClan to have their father raise them, but Mosskit freezes to death enroute. As a spirit in StarClan, she gives her mother one of her nine lives when she becomes ThunderClan's leader. She makes an appearance in Cats of the Clans. She was originally described as a tom, but was later a she-cat in Bluestar's Prophecy.
The original series covers events in the story from Into the Wild to The Darkest Hour. Many characters mentioned here were introduced in the original series, but many of them play minor or significant roles in The New Prophecy and Power of Three series as well. Characters listed in the other series may have been introduced in the original series, but play larger roles in the series they are listed in.
Firestar, a handsome flame-coloured tom with green eyes, is the protagonist of the original series. Initially a kittypet (housecat) named Rusty, he often dreamed of hunting for his own prey in the forest beyond his owner's house, leading him to venture into the forest. Rusty joins ThunderClan after encountering Graypaw when he was caught trying to hunt prey in ThunderClan territory, and is initially established as an apprentice, renamed Firepaw for his flame-colored pelt. Firepaw gains respect within the Clan and eventually receives his warrior name of Fireheart at the end of Into the Wild, along with his best friend, Graypaw, renamed Graystripe. Fireheart is appointed as ThunderClan's deputy at the end of Forest of Secrets and becomes ThunderClan's leader, Firestar, at the beginning of The Darkest Hour, after the former leader, Bluestar, dies. Before Bluestar dies, she tells Fireheart that she was right about him, and that he was the "fire" in the prophecy, "Fire alone can save the Clan", which she was told before he joined ThunderClan.
Firestar was mentored by Bluestar (and, for a short time, Lionheart and Tigerclaw), and has mentored three apprentices himself: Cinderpelt, who later becomes a medicine cat apprentice due to an accident that permanently injures her leg; Cloudtail, his nephew through his sister Princess; and Brambleclaw, who later succeeds him in ThunderClan's leadership as Bramblestar.
Fireheart met Princess when she was heavily pregnant in Fire and Ice. When her kittens were born, she let Firestar have her firstborn kit to be raised as a warrior with him to ThunderClan, where Bluestar named him Cloudkit.
Firestar is fiercely loyal not only to his Clan, but also to his many friends and allies, regardless of their affiliation. He respects the rules of his superiors, but also has the insight to look beyond them in order to judge a questionable situation. As a result, he sometimes breaks the traditional rules of the Clan in order to help his friends or rectify a situation he believes to be right. He is primarily responsible, along with his friend Graystripe, for several feats that have ensured the well-being of all the Clans, such as retrieving WindClan after they were driven out of their camp in Fire and Ice, and hunting prey for RiverClan when they were damaged and forced to move out of their territory in a flood. As a warrior, Fireheart earned Bluestar's disapproval for frequently helping the other Clans.
He leads LionClan, an alliance of all four Clans, in battle against BloodClan in The Darkest Hour, and kills BloodClan's leader, Scourge. Firestar appoints Graystripe as deputy after the battle against BloodClan in The Darkest Hour after Whitestorm, the former deputy, was killed during the battle.
Firestar remains leader of ThunderClan through the subsequent series The New Prophecy, Power of Three, and Omen of the Stars. In between the original series and The New Prophecy, he travels with his mate, Sandstorm, to reunite the lost and scattered descendants of SkyClan in Firestar's Quest.
Firepaw initially struggled with feelings for ThunderClan medicine cat Spottedleaf, who died in Into the Wild. In A Dangerous Path, he professes his long-time love for Sandstorm, who is revealed to love him back. He has two daughters with Sandstorm: Leafpool and Squirrelflight. Firestar's father is a plump ginger tom called Jake, who is also the father of Princess, Luna, Tommy, Filou, Ruby, Socks, and Scourge. Firestar's mother is a tabby and white she-cat named Nutmeg. Princess is Firestar's sister, and her son, Cloudtail is Firestar's nephew. He is grandfather to Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, Jayfeather (Leafpool and Crowfeather's forbidden kits), Alderheart, Sparkpelt, Juniperkit, and Dandelionkit (Squirrelflight and Bramblestar's kits). He is also great grandfather to Lionblaze's kits, Hollytuft, Sorrelstripe, and Fernsong.
In The Last Hope, Spottedleaf tells Jayfeather that Firestar is the fourth cat in the prophecy "The end of the stars draws near. Three must become four to defeat the darkness that lasts forever". At the novel's climax, Firestar loses his last life after defeating the spirit of Tigerstar.
Bluestar is a large, lithe, pale blue-gray she-cat with luminous, ice-blue eyes and a silver-tinted muzzle and tail. She was the leader of ThunderClan when Firestar (then known as Firepaw) first came to the forest which was during most of the original series. She is responsible for bringing Firestar into ThunderClan, a decision prompted by the alarmingly low number of apprentices in her Clan, and the prophecy "Fire alone can save our Clan". Bluestar serves as Firestar's mentor during his apprenticeship following a short time when Firestar is mentored by the senior warriors, and eventually appoints him as her deputy after Tigerstar's exile(after he betrayed her). She is known as a strong, wise and calm leader.
Bluestar fell in love with Oakheart, a RiverClan warrior and brother to Crookedstar, during her days as a warrior (when she was named Bluefur, as seen in The Rise of Scourge and Bluestar's Prophecy). During this time another warrior of ThunderClan (Thrushpelt, as seen in Bluestar's Prophecy) began to show interest in her. She bore three of Oakheart's kits, but let the Clan believe Thrushpelt was the father, and Thrushpelt was kind enough to pretend for her. Out of her concern to the Clan, she decided to become Clan deputy instead of the violent Thistleclaw, but since she knew the Clan would never accept a queen nursing kits for a deputy, she secretly gave her kits to Oakheart to be raised in RiverClan. Only Mistykit and Stonekit made it to RiverClan; Mosskit did not survive the journey because of the cold.
After she gave them up and returned to the camp, she scratched a hole on the back of the nursery wall, went back to her nest, and then screamed "My kits are gone!", so that the rest of the Clan would think that her kits were stolen by a starving fox or badger. Bluestar is able to suppress her feelings regarding her decision until Firestar, seeking to uncover the truth about Tigerclaw's deception, causes the issue to be reopened. Her feelings of regret, combined with the shock of discovering her trusted deputy's plan to kill her, cause Bluestar to sink into a manic depression. She remains in this condition throughout the events of Rising Storm and A Dangerous Path, which worsens when the forest fire destroys the ThunderClan camp. She refuses to trust any of her warriors except Fireheart and Whitestorm, and declares war on StarClan for dooming her Clan, saying that StarClan had said fire would save the Clan, and instead fire had destroyed it. Her faith is restored in the final moments of A Dangerous Path, when in a dramatic scene she crashes into the leader of a pack of dogs, causing them to fall over the edge of the gorge and into the river. She dies shortly afterward after confiding in Fireheart that he truly was the "fire" that saved the Clan. Before she dies, her kits forgive her for giving them up to RiverClan.
Bluestar retains an authoritative role in StarClan during the events of The New Prophecy and Power of Three series. She chose the chosen one from ThunderClan (Brambleclaw). She also reluctantly told Firestar about SkyClan in Firestar's Quest.
Bluestar has two kits, Mistystar and Stonefur, in RiverClan, and is mentioned in Secrets of the Clans as having a third, Mosskit, who died young during the journey to RiverClan with her littermates due to the extreme cold. Currently Mistystar is the leader of RiverClan, while Stonefur, the previous deputy, was killed in The Darkest Hour by Blackfoot and on Tigerstar's orders, because he was "half-Clan". She also has a sister named Snowfur. Whitestorm is Snowfur's son, thus making him Bluestar's nephew. Her maternal uncle was Goosefeather, the medicine cat before Featherwhisker. Goosefeather gave to Bluestar her own prophecy, "Like fire you will blaze through the forest, but beware even the strongest of flames can be destroyed by water". The prophecy meant that Bluestar's life would be destroyed by the pain of giving up her half-RiverClan kits and it can also mean that she'd die from being drowned in the river. Although Bluestar initially thought Goosefeather's prophecy her being fire and being defeated by water to be nonsense, Bluestar was indeed killed by water.
Bluestar was first mentored by Stonepelt, but after he was forced to retire due to an injury he got from battle against WindClan, Sunfall took over her training. After Yellowfang's capture, she mentors Firestar. She has also mentored Runningwind and Frostfur. Her sister was named Snowfur, her mother was named Moonflower, and her father was named Stormtail.
Graystripe is a long-haired gray tom with a dark gray stripe along his back, and yellow eyes. He has also been mentioned with eyes the color amber, and green. He is Firestar's first and best friend in ThunderClan. He meets Rusty in the forest close to Rusty's kittypet home and proceeds to attack him as if he were any other intruder. When Rusty joins ThunderClan as Firepaw, the two become great friends and often train and eat together. Graypaw's mentor was Lionheart, who was killed in Into the Wild. He becomes a warrior soon after the battle with ShadowClan to rescue ThunderClan kits with Firepaw at the end of Into the Wild.
Shortly after being promoted to a full warrior (he was named "Graystripe" because there is a gray stripe running down his back that is darker than the rest of his gray fur), Graystripe falls in love with a RiverClan she-cat, Silverstream, after she saves him from drowning, and starts to sneak out of camp to meet her. His friendship with Fireheart is strained due to Fireheart's need to cover for him while he is away, which included mentoring Graystripe's apprentice Brackenpaw in his place, and for a short time the two quarrel with each other. Eventually Graystripe is able to settle his issues with Fireheart, and their friendship continues. Graystripe eventually leaves ThunderClan to live in RiverClan after Silverstream dies, but returns when Bluestar leads dogs that Tigerstar set on the clan off the gorge. In the end of the original series, he becomes ThunderClan's deputy, due to Whitestorm's death, but is replaced by Brambleclaw when he was captured in Dawn.
Graystripe is a friendly, hearty character, serving as a comic relief character to some degree. He often makes quips or jokes in order to provide relief to a tense situation, but is able to focus himself during battles and concentrate on the objective at hand. He does not have any qualms about killing hated enemies of the Clan, and is responsible for the deaths of Darkstripe and also the accidental death of Whiteclaw, who fell off a gorge, Graystripe being unable to save him.
Graystripe has lived in several locations throughout the series. When Silverstream dies bearing his kits, Feathertail and Stormfur, Graystripe goes to live with them in RiverClan for a time. He returns to ThunderClan in A Dangerous Path when Leopardstar tries to kill Firestar and Graystripe protects him, upon which Leopardstar exiles him from RiverClan. In Dawn, Graystripe is captured by humans, ("Twolegs") and lives as a kittypet (housecat) for a time, as detailed in The Lost Warrior manga series. While living as a kittypet, Graystripe meets Millie, another kittypet, who helps him escape. After a long journey, the two return to the Clans living at the lake in The Sight along with Millie as his new mate. By that time Firestar had appointed Brambleclaw to the deputyship, replacing Graystripe, and Firestar opts to keep Brambleclaw in the position of deputy following Graystripe's return.
He had two kits with Silverstream, Feathertail and Stormfur who go on to live in RiverClan. They fled to ThunderClan temporarily, along with Feathertail's (then Featherpaw and Stormpaw) mentor, Mistystar (then Mistyfoot), to escape Tigerstar's rule in RiverClan. His father is Patchpelt and his mother is Willowpelt. Feathertail was killed in Moonrise. Graystripe's mate, Millie, gave birth to three kits of her own, Briarlight, Bumblestripe, and Blossomfall in Eclipse. Graystripe has two grandkits, Pine that Clings to Rock and Lark that Sings at Dawn from Stormfur and his mate, Brook Where Small Fish Swim. As of Veil of Shadows, Graystripe is currently an elder.
Sandstorm is a pale ginger she-cat with green eyes. Sandpaw was an apprentice when Firestar first joins the Clan, and disliked Firepaw for formerly being a kittypet. Eventually, she warms up to Fireheart, a process initiated by Fireheart preventing her from falling over a cliff during a battle in Fire and Ice, thereby saving her life. When Fireheart is forced to take Sandpaw on a patrol mission, she begins to warm up to him, and is unexpectedly friendly and cheerful toward him. Over the course of the series, it becomes obvious that Sandstorm has fallen in love with Fireheart (revealed in Rising Storm by her cousin Cinderpelt), and by The Darkest Hour the two have become mates. Sandstorm is known for having a fierce personality and getting easily annoyed, but is also capable of being gentle, however, as seen by her interactions with Firestar, her children, Squirrelflight and Leafpool, and her grandchildren, Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and Jayfeather.
She was noted to be the best hunter and one of the fastest runners in ThunderClan, and is an excellent fighter as well, resulting in her being present in many major battles. Due to her speed, she is also one of the cats Firestar chooses to act as bait to lure a dog pack away from ThunderClan camp.
She has two daughters, Leafpool and Squirrelflight, as well as three grandchildren, Jayfeather, Hollyleaf and Lionblaze. She was mentored by Whitestorm and mentored Sorreltail and Honeyfern. At the end of Bramblestar's Storm, she retires to become an elder. She dies of an infected wound in The Apprentice's Quest.
Redtail is her father and Brindleface is her mother. Ashfur and Ferncloud are her half brother and sister. She's granddaughter to Adderfang and Swiftbreeze (Redtail's parents) and Fuzzypelt and Robinwing (Brindleface's parents). She is niece to Frostfur, Dustpelt, and Ravenpaw (Brindleface's siblings) and Leopardfoot, Spottedleaf, Willowpelt, and Patchpelt (Redtail's siblings). She is cousin to Tigerstar, Mistkit, and Nightkit (Leopardfoot's kits), Graystripe and Longtail (Patchpelt's sons), Sorreltail, Sootfur, Rainwhisker (Willowpelt's kits) and Cinderpelt, Brackenfur, Thornclaw, and Brightheart (Frostfur's kits).
Tigerstar, a huge, muscular dark brown tabby tom with amber eyes and unusually long front claws, is the main antagonist of the original series and haunts many cats' dreams in The New Prophecy and Power of Three series. He also plays a major role in the Omen of the Stars series, leading the Dark Forest to train Clan cats and leading them into a fight against StarClan and the four Clans, and he threatens them to do so, if they back down.
Tigerstar is born as Tigerkit in ThunderClan, the son of Leopardfoot and Pinestar, who leaves ThunderClan to become a house cat (kittypet). His siblings Nightkit and Mistkit, both she-kits, both die shortly after birth. As the apprentice Tigerpaw, he is mentored by Thistleclaw, an ambitious and aggressive cat. Tigerclaw later takes Ravenpaw as an apprentice until Firepaw and Graypaw send Ravenpaw to live with Barley to protect him from Tigerclaw.
His warrior name was Tigerclaw, and he was a senior warrior among the ranks of ThunderClan when Firepaw was brought into the forest. The two never quite get along, and Tigerclaw's hostility towards Fireheart becomes even higher when Fireheart discovers his plan to take over the Clan. Tigerclaw is a master of deception and manipulation, and is able to go through with the death of his uncle, Redtail, (an act he himself committed) as appearing to be the work of Oakheart from RiverClan. By doing so, he plans to become deputy, but Bluestar appoints Lionheart, who is older and more experienced, as her deputy instead. However, when Lionheart later dies from wounds he sustained in a ShadowClan attack in Into the Wild, Tigerclaw becomes deputy, ensuring his eventual place as leader. Having become deputy, he then secretly plots with Brokentail to have Brokentail and his group of rogues kill Bluestar. The plan nearly succeeds, but is foiled by Fireheart; as a result, Tigerclaw is exiled from ThunderClan.
As a rogue, Tigerclaw gathers a band of allies (including ShadowClan warriors Nightwhisper and Blackfoot) and kills Mousefur's brother, Runningwind. Following the death of ShadowClan leader Nightstar, Tigerclaw then persuades ShadowClan to accept him as their new leader, becoming Tigerstar. He then secretly lures a pack of wild dogs into ThunderClan's territory and camp in order to exact revenge on his former Clanmates, leading to the death of Bluestar. Tigerstar then plots to take over the entire forest by employing the services of the ruthless BloodClan in order to intimidate the other Clans into submission. Just as he has betrayed all his other former allies, he intends to betray BloodClan once he has united all the Clans under his rule. However, Tigerstar underestimates the power of Scourge, the undersized black tom who leads BloodClan. When Scourge refuses to obey Tigerstar's order to fight the Clans, Tigerstar furiously attacks him, but Scourge slays him easily by slicing him open from chin to tail with his dog-teeth-reinforced claws. This devastating blow drains all of Tigerstar's nine lives at once, causing him to die nine times over, one life after the other.
In The New Prophecy series, Tigerstar visits his sons Brambleclaw and Hawkfrost in their dreams, preparing them to take over the Clans for him. It is revealed that because of his evil actions he was denied access to StarClan, and was banished to a dark, shadowy forest known as the Dark Forest (also called the Place of No Stars). He visits his two sons, Brambleclaw and Hawkfrost, in their dreams and teaches them battle skills and leadership tactics. While Brambleclaw is hesitant to be influenced by his father, Hawkfrost welcomes his advice and plots to take control of the Clans much in the same way as his father did. Brambleclaw killed Hawkfrost in Sunset.
Tigerstar also plays a role in the Power of Three series as a battle "mentor" to Lionblaze, along with his dead son Hawkfrost. The consequences of his actions do not appear to be causing any harm to the Clans; Lionblaze becomes a masterful fighter under Tigerstar's influence and excels in battle skills far beyond any other apprentice. Whether or not Lionblaze is part of yet another plan hatched by Tigerstar from the shadows remains to be seen, though it appears unlikely. He is able to communicate with living cats; however, StarClan has said that he should not be able to. Lionblaze revolts against Tigerstar in Sunrise after learning that Tigerstar has always known that Squirrelflight wasn't Jayfeather, Hollyleaf, and Lionblaze's mother. Lionblaze is able to defeat him, but refuses to kill him and Tigerstar remains in the Dark Forest.
In The Last Hope, Tigerstar leads the other Dark Forest cats in an attack against the Clans, but his spirit is ultimately killed by Firestar, leading to his fading away permanently.
Tigerstar has taken two mates, Goldenflower and Sasha. He has five direct kits: Tawnypelt and Brambleclaw from Goldenflower, and Mothwing, Hawkfrost, and Tadpole (who drowns while a kit) from Sasha. It is revealed in Firestar's Quest that Tigerstar is a direct descendant of the kits of Birdflight, a SkyClan she-cat who was the mate of Cloudstar, the SkyClan leader, and she sheltered in ThunderClan during SkyClan's exile, with her two kits, Spottedpelt and Gorseclaw, who were at the time, too young to make the journey. This makes him part-SkyClan, along with his aunt Spottedleaf. Through his mother Leopardfoot, his aunts and uncles include Patchpelt, Willowpelt, Spottedleaf, and Redtail. Thus, he is also a cousin to Sorreltail, Sootfur, and Rainwhisker (Willowpelt's kits), Longtail and Graystripe (Patchpelt's kits), and Sandstorm (Redtail's kit). His grandchildren are Flametail, Tigerheart, and Dawnpelt (Tawnypelt's kits).
Cinderpelt, a dark grey she-cat with blue eyes, is ThunderClan's medicine cat beginning in the original series and continuing for a large part of The New Prophecy series. Initially, she trains to be a warrior as an apprentice under Fireheart's mentorship, but her leg is permanently injured by a twoleg monster (motor vehicle) when she falls into a trap laid by Tigerclaw meant for Bluestar. As a result of her physical disability, she is unable to complete her training as a warrior. She then trains as a medicine cat apprentice under Yellowfang and receives her medicine cat name in Forest of Secrets. Cinderpelt is one of Firestar's closest friends throughout the series and remains his trusted advisor whenever he needs spiritual guidance. Initially overexcited and bouncy, she often overwhelms Firestar as an apprentice and frequently dashes off on her own. After she begins training as a medicine cat, her personality greatly matures and she appears to possess the wisdom of a much older cat. She was in love with Firestar and she never stopped loving him, though Firestar himself never realizes this and Cinderpelt never tells him. Though she always wanted to be a warrior, she accepts her new destiny and dedicates her life to becoming a medicine cat. Cinderpelt tries to save Silverstream while she was giving birth to Graystripe’s kits. Despite her actions saving the kits (Stormkit and Featherkit, later Stormfur and Feathertail), Cinderpelt blames herself when Silverstream dies.
Cinderpelt is killed in Twilight of The New Prophecy series while defending Sorreltail and her newborn kits in the nursery from a marauding badger. StarClan had originally destined Cinderpelt to be a warrior, and they did not plan on her being caught in Tigerstar's trap on the Thunderpath. As a test of her loyalty, StarClan told Cinderpelt of her impending death in Twilight before it happened, a secret which Cinderpelt kept hidden even when her apprentice, Leafpool, pledged to leave the Clan.
As a reward, Cinderpelt was reincarnated after her death into one of the kits she defended, Cinderheart in the Power of Three series. Cinderheart herself is not aware of this consciously, however she occasionally exhibits knowledge that she cannot explain from her previous life, and knows of her reincarnation in dreams. The implications of this "second life", as well as Cinderpelt's true destiny, have become realized when Jayfeather reveals it to her in a dream. Just before the battle in The Last Hope, Cinderheart chooses to be a warrior and Lionblaze's mate, and Cinderpelt leaves Cinderheart's body, whispering, "Thank you". Cinderpelt was mentored by Yellowfang, and mentored her cousin Sandstorm's daughter Leafpool as her successor. Her mother is Frostfur, which makes Thornclaw and Brightheart her siblings. Her brother, Brackenfur, is the father of Cinderheart, a situation which is slightly confusing given Cinderpelt's reincarnation. This would imply, then, that Cinderpelt's brother is now her father, though the new Cinderheart is still very much an individual cat in her own right. As Cinderpelt has a reincarnation, Cinderheart is related to Bluestar since Sorreltail's father was Whitestorm, who was Bluestar's nephew.
Spottedleaf is a beautiful, dark tortoiseshell she-cat, with amber eyes, a white muzzle, white paws, a white chest, a black-tipped tail, and a black, brown, and amber dappled pelt. Her eyes have circles of dark fur around them, and one is darker than the other. She also has a gold-and-black striped tail. She has played some minor and slightly major roles in series to date despite her early death in Into the Wild, after which she appeared in Firestar's dreams. Originally Spottedleaf was ThunderClan's medicine cat at the start of Into the Wild and foretold the original series prophecy "Fire alone can save our Clan". Firestar, when first introduced into the camp, immediately takes a liking to her and it is said that she begins to return his feelings. Unfortunately, she is killed by ShadowClan in an effort to protect the kits in an unfair fight with Clawface and Brokenstar during a raid by ShadowClan near the end of Into the Wild.
Spottedleaf is perhaps the most prominent member of StarClan, often serving as a spiritual guide to the main characters of each series, most notably Firestar, whom she falls in love with over the course of his adventures in the original series. She is often seen as a source of comfort, and presents cryptic warnings and messages to cats notifying them of future events. Being dead, she cannot serve any more prominent roles in the lives of the cats she watches over, a fact that is frequently a source of frustration to her regarding Firestar's budding relationship with her niece Sandstorm. It is revealed that she does indeed wish things were different between them, and continues to love Firestar despite their differences of existence. She accepts her position, however, and acknowledges Sandstorm in a dream of her own in order to reassure the living cat of Firestar's loyalty. Having not found an apprentice by the time of her death, Yellowfang is the new medicine cat when she joins ThunderClan. It is revealed in Firestar's Quest that Spottedleaf is a direct descendant of the kits of Birdflight, a SkyClan she-cat who stayed with ThunderClan during SkyClan's exile. Therefore, she is part-SkyClan and permitted to walk in the skies of SkyClan's warrior ancestors as well as StarClan. The same she-cat that stayed with ThunderClan after SkyClan left also had the ancestor of Tigerstar's line, making Spottedleaf related to Tigerstar, Brambleclaw, Mothwing, Hawkfrost, Tadpole, Tawnypelt, and Tawnypelt's kits Flametail, Dawnpelt, and Tigerheart.
Spottedleaf was mentored by Featherwhisker, the medicine cat before her. She walks in the dreams of Firestar, Leafpool, and Jayfeather. After Spottedleaf died, Yellowfang became the medicine cat, taking Cinderpelt as an apprentice following her accident. Her parents were Adderfang and Swiftbreeze, making her sister to Patchpelt, Leopardfoot, Willowpelt, and Redtail. She is also aunt to Mistkit, Nightkit and Tigerstar (Leopardfoot's kits), Sorreltail, Rainwhisker and Sootfur (Willowpelt's kits), and Sandstorm (Redtail's daughter), and great aunt to Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, Hawkfrost, Mothwing and Tadpole (Tigerstar's kits), Poppyfrost, Cinderheart, Honeyfern, and Molepaw (Sorreltail's kits), and Leafpool and Squirrelflight (Sandstorm's kits). She is great-great aunt to Tigerheart, Flametail, and Dawnpelt (Tawnypelt's kits), Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and Jayfeather (Leafpool's kits), and Cherryfall and Molewhisker (Poppyfrost's kits).
In The Last Hope, she and StarClan fight alongside the Ancients, Midnight the badger, and the living Clans. During the fighting, she saves Sandstorm from Mapleshade, but is killed herself in the process. As a StarClan cat, this led to her spirit fading away permanently. But she knew this had to happen, her one last gift to her beloved Firestar.
Cloudtail, a long-furred snowy white tom with round blue eyes, is a ThunderClan warrior first introduced as a kit, Cloudkit, in Fire and Ice. He is the son of Princess, Firestar's kittypet sister, and Oliver and thus is Firestar's nephew. He has four littermates, Zack, Taylor, Nami, and Livy. Upon learning that her kits are to be given away by her Twoleg owners, Princess gives her eldest kit to Firestar, because she wanted him to be a hero, like Firestar is. Initially, Cloudkit is rejected by many members of ThunderClan, including Bluestar herself, because of the Clan's reluctance to admit yet another kittypet into its ranks.
Cloudtail grew up as a disrespectful, annoying, loud-mouthed apprentice who often refuses to listen to his mentor, Firestar. He is quite slow to understand the warrior code and often takes selfish actions that benefit himself and not the Clan. His loyalty to the Clan is finally established when, after sneaking off to solicit food from Twolegs, he is captured and taken to a suburb on the other side of WindClan territory near Barley's farm. Firestar and Sandstorm rescue him with Ravenpaw's help. Upon his return to ThunderClan, he is pelted with questions and he refers to his time with the Twolegs as 'capture' and greatly exaggerates his tale. This event serves to firmly cement Cloudtail's place in the Clan, and he behaves in a much more mature manner towards his Clan thereafter.
Despite becoming a loyal warrior, Cloudtail retains much of his attitude and is one of the most aggressive cats in the Clan; he is known for his sharp tongue and is often one of the first cats to jump at the prospect of a fight. Cloudtail does not believe in StarClan in the first series, making him one of two Clan cats in the series to do so (the other being Mothwing, the RiverClan medicine cat). He does show a significantly softer side when dealing with his mate, Brightheart, however. Cloudtail is primarily responsible for training Brightheart to be able to fight effectively despite her injuries. He is one of the best climbers and has the best tracking ability in the Clan.
Cloudtail has two daughters, and two sons. He first has one daughter with Brightheart, Whitewing. Later in The Last Hope, he and Brightheart have another daughter, Amberkit, and two sons, Dewkit and Snowkit (Now Ambermoon, Dewnose, and Snowbush). He is grandfather to Lilyheart and Snowbush's kits, Honeypaw, Leafpaw, and Larkpaw. Being Firestar's nephew, he also shares kinship with all of Firestar's direct line, including Leafpool, Squirrelflight, and Jayfeather, Hollyleaf, and Lionblaze. During the second half of The New Prophecy series, he shows interest in Daisy, a horseplace cat. He is unaware of the fact that Daisy is in love with him, but once he realizes that he is hurting his mate Brightheart, he resolves to stay with Brightheart, and rekindles his relationship with her. Cloudtail has mentored Cinderheart, Rainwhisker, and Toadstep as well as temporarily training Flamepaw of ShadowClan when Tawnypelt and her kits briefly left ShadowClan for ThunderClan in Long Shadows. He's grandfather to Dovewing and Ivypool.
Brightheart, a white she-cat with ginger patches along her back, a ginger tail, one missing eye and a disfigured ear, is a ThunderClan warrior introduced in Forest of Secrets. Brightpaw, along with her fellow apprentices Cloudpaw, Thornpaw, and Swiftpaw, remained apprentices for an unusually long period of time due to Bluestar's following Tigerclaw's betrayal. Brightpaw develops a strong friendship with Cloudpaw and is the first apprentice to congratulate him after his promotion to warrior status, while the other apprentices are jealous and angry that they were not promoted as well. In A Dangerous Path, Brightpaw joins an unauthorized expedition led by Swiftpaw into the lair of a dog pack in an attempt to prove themselves worthy of becoming warriors. However, the mission is a failure: Swiftpaw is killed, and Brightpaw is seriously injured by the dog pack. Half of Brightheart's face is disfigured due to her injuries, including a missing eye and a scarred ear leading Bluestar to give her the warrior name Lostface. Firestar later changes this to Brightheart when he becomes leader.
Though initially discouraged by her injuries, Brightheart is soon able to develop, with the help of Cloudtail, a system of fighting that makes use of her one-sided vision, making her as effective at fighting as any other warrior. She recoils from the sight of her own face and sometimes flinches when other cats are frightened by her scarred face. However, Brightheart is warm and kind-hearted to many warriors in the Clan. She adopts the duties of an unofficial medicine cat during the latter half of The New Prophecy series, becoming an object of Leafpool's jealousy, but quickly returns to being a warrior after Leafpool becomes ThunderClan's main medicine cat. In Twilight, Brightheart holds a grudge for Daisy, who often flirts and spends time with her mate, Cloudtail. However, after Leafpool points out to Cloudtail that he is hurting Brightheart, Daisy tells Brightheart that Cloudtail loves Brightheart.
Brightheart was mentored by Whitestorm, who also mentored her cousin Sandstorm, and had since taken Sandstorm's grandson Jayfeather as an apprentice, although this was only temporary due to Jayfeather later taking the role of medicine cat. She appears to have been hurt by this, likely due to her being desperate to prove to herself and the Clan that she can still function as well as a normal warrior. Despite Jaypaw's prickly attitude towards her during his apprenticeship, he is able to sense her feelings and is sympathetically warmer towards her upon becoming a medicine cat. Her mother is Frostfur, which makes her the sibling of Thornclaw, Cinderpelt, and Brackenfur. She and her mate, Cloudtail, currently have two daughters and two sons. Whitewing is their oldest daughter, born much earlier than her siblings. Later, Brightheart and Cloudtail have another daughter, Amberkit, and two sons, Snowkit and Dewkit, during the course of The Last Hope. She is also aunt to Poppyfrost, Honeyfern, Cinderheart, and Molepaw (Brackenfur's kits) grandaunt to Cherrykit and Molekit (Poppyfrost's kits), and grandmother to Dovewing, Ivypool (Whitewing's kits), Leafpaw, Larkpaw, and Honeypaw (Snowbush and Lilyheart's kits).
Brackenfur, a muscular golden brown tabby tom, is a ThunderClan warrior first introduced in Fire and Ice as an apprentice, Brackenpaw. He is the son of Frostfur and the littermate of Cinderpelt, Brightheart, and Thornclaw, and he trained as an apprentice under Firestar and Graystripe. Firestar, he was Fireheart then, often took over his training when Graystripe left the camp to meet with Silverstream even though meeting with cats outside one's own Clan is against the warrior code, upon becoming a warrior in Forest of Secrets. He is considered by Firestar to become ThunderClan's deputy in Sunset, but is not chosen after Leafpool receives a sign from StarClan that she interprets as an indication to select Brambleclaw instead.
In the New Prophecy series, Brackenfur takes Sorreltail as a mate, and has six kits with her: Molepaw (who dies of disease between The New Prophecy and Power of Three series), Poppyfrost, Honeyfern, Cinderheart (later revealed to be the reincarnation of Cinderpelt, his sister), as well as Lilykit and Seedkit, who are born in the Omen of the Stars series. Brackenfur has mentored Tawnypelt (before she left ThunderClan to join ShadowClan), Whitewing, and Hollyleaf. He also trained Tigerpaw of ShadowClan for a while when Tawnypelt and her kits had left ShadowClan for ThunderClan in Long Shadows.
Ravenpaw, a sleek, almost all black (except for the tip of his tail and a little dash on his chest, which is white) tom with green eyes, is a current loner, first introduced as a ThunderClan apprentice in Into the Wild. After Firepaw is accepted into the forest, he trains along with Graypaw and Firepaw and the three become good friends. Ravenpaw is nervous and shy around his Clanmates, mostly due to the fact that his mentor, Tigerclaw, treats him harshly and often belittles him in front of the other warriors. Part of this is because Ravenpaw saw Tigerclaw murder Redtail, the ThunderClan deputy. Eventually Tigerclaw decides that Ravenpaw's storytelling abilities are too dangerous, and plots to kill him to keep his secret safe. Firepaw discovers this, and along with Graypaw, shows Ravenpaw across the WindClan border to shelter in Barley's barn, while telling the rest of the Clan that he is dead.
Firepaw takes Ravenpaw to the barn, and he seems to enjoy his life with Barley. He loses his old nervousness and becomes much more confident and outgoing, while retaining a loyal debt of gratitude towards his former Clanmates. His situation is present throughout the series: while some outsiders such as kittypets appear to have been born to live in a Clan, there are also Clan-born cats whose destinies lie elsewhere.
Ravenpaw features in a manga series that details his encounter with cats who had previously been members of BloodClan prior to its dispersal at the end of The Darkest Hour.
Ravenpaw returns at various times throughout the series to lend assistance or shelter to cats traveling across his territory, most notably helping to feed and shelter all of the forest Clans during the beginning of their relocation in Dawn. Ravenpaw also assists Firestar and Greystripe in retrieving Graystripe's kits from RiverClan during Tigerstar's cruel leadership of the Clan in The Darkest Hour. He then returns to the Clan along with Barley to fight alongside ThunderClan and WindClan in the battle with BloodClan. While sheltering the forest cats in Dawn, Firestar asks Ravenpaw to rejoin ThunderClan and travel with them to the lake. Ravenpaw says no, stating that he is happier being a loner than he ever would be in a Clan. His parents were Robinwing and Fuzzypelt, making him brother to Frostfur, Brindleface, and Dustpelt, uncle to Brackenfur, Brightheart, Cinderpelt and Thornclaw (Frostfur's kits), Sandstorm, Ashfur and Ferncloud (Brindleface's kits), Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Hollykit, Larchkit, Icecloud and Foxleap (Dustpelt's kits), great-uncle to Squirrelflight and Leafpool (Sandstorm's daughters), Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Hollykit, Larchkit, Icecloud and Foxleap (Ferncloud's kits), Whitewing, Dewnose, Snowbush, and Ambermoon (Brightheart's kits), Honeyfern, Poppyfrost, Cinderheart and Molepaw (Brackenfur's kits), Rosepetal and Toadstep (Spiderleg's kits), and Dovewing and Ivypool (Birchfall's daughters).
In the Ultimate Guide Ravenpaw is one of the members of Starclan to give Bramblestar his nine lives.
Dustpelt, a dark brown tabby tom with amber eyes, is a ThunderClan warrior introduced in Into the Wild as an apprentice. He had recently been made an apprentice, Dustpaw, when Firepaw initially joined the Clan. He was mentored by Redtail, and then by Darkstripe following Redtail's death. He was one of the cats that disliked Firepaw, like Sandpaw; however, this becomes less important as the story goes on. He becomes a warrior, Dustpelt, in Fire and Ice. Originally an ally and strong supporter of Tigerclaw, Dustpelt was horrified to discover that Tigerclaw murdered his mentor, Redtail, and rejected him in front of the Clan when Tigerclaw was exiled.
Though usually depicted as a grudging ally of Firestar throughout all three series, Dustpelt's loyalty to his Clan (and its "kittypet" leader) is of importance to him and he is a valued warrior as a result. Dustpelt is a skilled fighter, and is present in most attack parties. He is also a warm and dedicated father, having experienced the deaths of three of his kits, and makes sure to maintain a strong presence in both his kits' lives and that of his mate, Ferncloud.
Dustpelt's kits, both living and dead, include Hollykit, Larchkit, Shrewpaw, Foxleap, Icecloud, Birchfall, and Spiderleg, of which one, Birchfall, is still alive. His grandchildren, Toadstep and Rosepetal, are the kits of Spiderleg and his mate Daisy, and Dovewing and Ivypool who are the kits of Birchfall and Whitewing. Throughout the course of the series Dustpelt has mentored Ashfur, Squirrelflight, and Hazeltail, as well as briefly mentoring Sorreltail for a time.
Darkstripe, a sleek black and grey tabby tom, is an antagonist and a warrior in ThunderClan during most of the original series. He is a rude, nasty, and unpleasant individual who maintains a highly negative opinion of Firestar throughout the series. He is the closest friend and biggest supporter of Tigerstar, and as such is fiercely loyal to Tigerstar's ambitions despite their implications. Darkstripe routinely voices his negative opinions at Clan meetings, refusing to trust Firestar due to his kittypet origins and openly mocking any cat who thinks otherwise.
When Tigerclaw is exiled from ThunderClan in Forest of Secrets, Darkstripe voices his disappointment that Tigerstar did not include him in his plan to kill Bluestar (he did not appear to have a problem with Tigerstar's plan itself, but rather that he was not allowed to be a part of it). Darkstripe's lonely path of a devoted follower continues to reduce his popularity in the Clan, and in A Dangerous Path he begins secretly plotting with Tigerstar across the border in order to bring the dogs upon the camp and save only Tigerstar's children, Bramblekit and Tawnykit, from the ensuing chaos, but not Tigerstar's mate, Goldenflower. After this fails, he attempts to murder his half-sister, Sorrelkit (later Sorreltail), with deathberries when she discovers his meetings with Blackfoot, Tigerstar's deputy, and he is exiled from the Clan. Darkstripe immediately runs to Tigerstar's side and kills one of Bluestar's children, Stonefur, but when Tigerstar is killed by Scourge, Darkstripe is left completely alone. His resulting madness culminates in the battle with BloodClan during The Darkest Hour; he forsakes all loyalty to his Clan and tries to murder Firestar in "revenge" for Tigerstar's death. He is stopped and killed by his half-brother, Graystripe during the battle.
Darkstripe has mentored Longtail, Dustpelt, and Ferncloud, although his mentorship of Ferncloud was revoked when he was exiled from the Clan. He was mentored by Tigerclaw. His mother was Willowpelt and his father was Tawnyspots, and it can be implied from his personality that hardly any cat liked him very much. He is shown during the prologue of Sunset to be walking the Dark Forest/Place of No Stars like Tigerstar, Brokentail, and eventually Hawkfrost, and all of the other Clan cats that are considered traitors and evil.
In Code of the Clans, he is hunting with Longtail. When Longtail catches a plump squirrel, Darkstripe encourages them to eat it since prey is scarce. After eating it and returning to camp with a smaller catch, Poppydawn, who needs food, dies of a case of greencough. While Longtail feels guilty, Darkstripe does not care.
Longtail, a pale yellow tabby tom with black stripes and a very long tail, is a recurring ThunderClan warrior introduced in Into the Wild. He is the first to challenge Firestar due to his kittypet origins, and fights him when he first arrives in the Clan. This results in Firestar's collar being ripped off, which is then taken as a sign that he will be accepted into the Clan. Longtail's ear is torn, resulting in a scar. Longtail maintains a grudge against Firestar for much of the series, not only because an apprentice defeated him and gave him his scar, but also because he, Longtail, was a strong supporter of Tigerclaw, Firestar's chief rival.
Longtail's attitude slowly matures over the course of the series, and he develops an eventual respect for Firestar as a result of his repeatedly demonstrated courage, something Longtail lacks. He revokes his allegiance with Tigerclaw after the latter is exiled for treason, and sets himself toward becoming a respected warrior within the Clan. His loyalty is further proven when he volunteers to be bait for Tigerstar's vicious dog pack. While he still resents Firestar to some degree, he realizes his Clan's safety is far more important and warns him of his cousin Tigerstar's dark schemes from across the border as well as his cousin Darkstripe's misplaced loyalty during Rising Storm and A Dangerous Path. Longtail eventually fights alongside Firestar against BloodClan during the events of The Darkest Hour, having finally found his true place within the Clan as well as Firestar's respect.
Almost ironically, Longtail is blinded shortly thereafter by a rabbit's claws in Firestar's Quest. He remains in the Clan as an elder throughout The New Prophecy and Power of Three series, despite being only slightly older than Firestar. He was mentored by Darkstripe and he has mentored Swiftpaw, his niece Ferncloud and his cousin Sootfur (before he was blinded). He also taught his great-great-nephew Jayfeather how to utilize his other senses without sight. He was killed by a falling tree in Fading Echoes while trying to retrieve a piece of fresh-kill for Mousefur. Longtail was the oldest tom and second oldest cat in ThunderClan. His parents were Patchpelt and Robinwing. Longtail is also half-brother to Greystripe.
In Code of the Clans, he is hunting with Darkstripe. When he catches a plump squirrel, Darkstripe encourages them to eat it since prey is scarce. After eating it and returning to camp, Poppydawn, who needs food, dies of a case of greencough. Longtail feels guilty, while Darkstripe does not.
Mousefur, a small dusky brown she-cat, is a ThunderClan warrior introduced in Into the Wild. She is a respected warrior in the Clan and is known for having a fierce personality, similar to Cloudtail and Speckletail. Mousefur was one of the cats who volunteered to be bait for the dog pack. Mousefur is usually friendly to Firestar, but has been known to change her attitude towards him depending on the situation. Mousefur is often among any group of cats voicing a counter-opinion to a major decision, forcing the Clan to look at an issue from an opposite perspective. Despite her many arguments and aggressive pride, however, she usually ends up agreeing with the correct choice in a given situation.
Mousefur's age causes her to join the elders in Starlight in The New Prophecy series, where she currently remains. Since then she has fallen ill a number of times, more recently catching greencough and causing Jaypaw to experience his first medical epidemic as a medicine cat in The Sight. Mousefur and Longtail have become unlikely friends due to their sharing of the elders' den, and often playfully bicker back and forth similar to Yellowfang and Cinderpelt. Although, due to her stubbornness (or thoughtfulness) she sometimes refuses to take herbs or prey, insisting the younger cats need it more. She even volunteers to help take care of the sick cats in Long Shadows as she thinks that being an elder, her life is less valuable than the younger cats. She asked Brambleclaw this even though Firestar had already turned down her request, only to be turned down by Brambleclaw as well. Mousefur was killed in The Last Hope by a Dark Forest warrior.
Thornclaw, a golden brown tabby tom, first appears in Forest of Secrets as a young ThunderClan apprentice, Thornpaw. He is an apprentice for a large part of the original series, along with Brightpaw, Cloudpaw and Swiftpaw, mainly due to Bluestar's descent into paranoia during the last half of the original series and her refusing to trust any of her warriors. When she died, the newly appointed Firestar conducted his first naming ceremony on Thornclaw, finally making the young tom into a warrior.
Thornclaw's personality begins to show during The New Prophecy and Power of Three, where he is shown to be a warrior very similar to Brackenfur in manner and attitude. He is an excellent fighter and is often chosen to assist in battle parties and long-range patrols. Thornclaw, like Brackenfur, becomes slightly worried about the increasing numbers of non-Clan cats present in ThunderClan during the Power of Three series, as well as at Firestar for being too accepting of them. This is primarily due to increasing hostility from the other three Clans, who begin to make claims that ThunderClan is becoming diluted and weak. Despite these feelings, Thornclaw is always portrayed as a kind, caring, and patient cat and has never been shown to be disloyal. When Hollyleaf returns in The Forgotten Warrior he is among the cats who distrust her.
Thornclaw's mother is Frostfur and his father is Lionheart. His siblings are Brightheart, Brackenfur and Cinderpelt. He was mentored by Mousefur and has mentored Sootfur, Shrewpaw, Poppyfrost and Briarlight.
Whitestorm, a large white tom with yellow eyes, was a senior ThunderClan warrior in the original series. He was one of the few cats who always treated Firestar with kindness when he is first brought into ThunderClan, and often gave him advice when he sensed that he was troubled. Whitestorm was a gallant fighter, but was always more reserved rather than bloodthirsty and carries a thoughtful demeanor.
Though he was one of the most experienced senior warriors in the Clan, Whitestorm does not harbor any ambition toward becoming Clan leader and as such offers his wisdom to younger cats entirely out of good will. He assisted Firestar with the burdens of being Clan deputy during Bluestar's depression, and takes over for him occasionally when Firestar's duties call him elsewhere. Being Bluestar's nephew, as her sister Snowfur was his mother, Whitestorm was one of the warriors who were closest to her, and often stayed by her side in order to comfort her and maintain her sanity when she succumbed into paranoia through the later books. Eventually Firestar appointed Whitestorm as his deputy in appreciation for all his advice, a promotion he was unexpectedly pleased about (a trait that Firestar admires, given the ambitions of previous cats he had encountered). Whitestorm was killed by Bone during the battle with BloodClan in The Darkest Hour, his last wish being that Firestar appoint Graystripe as his new deputy, which is granted.
Whitestorm's mate is Willowpelt, with whom he fathered Sorreltail, Sootfur and Rainwhisker. He was mentored by Patchpelt, and later mentored Patchpelt's niece, Sandstorm, and later, Sandstorm's cousin Brightheart.
Yellowfang, a dark grey she-cat with bright orange eyes and a flat, broad face with two scars on her muzzle. She is ThunderClan's medicine cat for much of the duration of the original series. She was originally the medicine cat of ShadowClan, and formed a forbidden relationship with ShadowClan's leader, Raggedstar (as medicine cats are not supposed to have mates), which resulted in her giving birth to three kits. Two of these kits died, and the third, Brokentail, lived and eventually forced his way into becoming ShadowClan's leader by killing his father, Raggedstar. Yellowfang believed that the consequences of her actions weren't that her other two kits died, but that Brokenstar survived to take over ShadowClan. Yellowfang was exiled from the camp when Brokenstar, who had never known who his true mother was, blamed her for the death of two kits he had forced into training too early. Yellowfang was found by Firepaw, who took her back to camp as a prisoner. After Spottedleaf's death, Yellowfang succeeded her as ThunderClan's new medicine cat. Later Yellowfang feeds deathberries to Brokenstar, after his capture by ThunderClan, killing him.
Yellowfang displays a rough and irritable personality to most cats who encounter her, especially Cinderpelt and Fireheart. She speaks the blunt truth rather often, refusing to soften her words, as she feels this would dilute the truth of the matter. Yellowfang has a close friendship with Firepaw beyond their initial meeting, during which the two attack each other. She is struck by Firepaw's potential and acts as a surrogate mother to him throughout his training. When Cinderpelt is injured and her chances of becoming a warrior forfeited, Yellowfang trains her as a medicine cat. Her personality clashes with that of Cinderpelt's, and the two often bicker playfully back and forth; Yellowfang greatly respects Cinderpelt as a result due to her courage to fire her words right back at her.
Yellowfang dies from smoke inhalation in the great fire that destroys much of ThunderClan's camp during the events of Rising Storm. Her last words are to Fireheart, telling him that he was the son she always wished she had. Yellowfang mentored Runningnose as a medicine cat in ShadowClan, who retained a great deal of respect for her despite her exile. She then mentored Cinderpelt in ThunderClan. Yellowfang's mentor is Sagewhisker.
In the Power of Three series, Yellowfang is one of the first StarClan cats to realize Jaypaw's ability to transcend dreams. She attempts to stop him from abusing his power, but Jaypaw stubbornly refuses. She also argues with Bluestar and other members of StarClan regarding the prophecy concerning Jaypaw and his siblings, saying that the cats of StarClan are intentionally deceiving the three for an as yet undisclosed reason, however most likely referring to the fact that Leafpool is their mother. She also gave the crow's feather to Jayfeather in Sunrise to figure out who his father was. She appears in "The Forgotten Warrior" to tell Jayfeather that Cinderheart needs to know who she really is.
In The Last Hope, Yellowfang kills the spirit of Brokenstar, causing him to fade away forever.
The New Prophecy Series
The New Prophecy series covers events in the story from Midnight to Sunset. Many characters here were first mentioned in the original series, but had minor or insignificant roles. In addition, as with the original series, most characters listed here play minor or significant roles in the following series, Power of Three, as well. The series circles around Tigerstar's and Firestar's children as the Clans have to find a new home, thanks to the twolegs who are destroying it.
Ashfur, a muscular pale gray tom with darker flecks and dark blue eyes, was a ThunderClan warrior who was introduced in the original series unnamed but was later named Ashpaw. During the original series, he and Fernpaw willingly served as bait for the pack of dogs threatening ThunderClan's camp and ran ahead of them in order to lead them off course, because they lost their mother, Brindleface, to Tigerstar. In Into the Wild, there is a ShadowClan elder named Ashfur. He died in Rising Storm, but since ThunderClan's Ashfur was still Ashpaw at the time, there was no colliding of names. Ashfur is shown to be deeply committed to the warrior code, and, like other warriors such as his brother-in-law Dustpelt and his cousin Thornclaw, has concerns about the increasing amount of half-Clan and rogue cats that have been allowed to join ThunderClan.
During the events of The New Prophecy, he falls in love with Squirrelflight, and attempts to get closer to her while she struggles with Brambleclaw. He is dismayed when Squirrelflight eventually tells him she was in love with Brambleclaw instead of him. Ashfur's resentment of Brambleclaw is also subconsciously motivated; he has never been able to forgive Brambleclaw for his father Tigerstar's actions, mainly his killing of his mother, Brindleface.
In the Power of Three series, Ashfur starts showing his resentment towards Squirrelflight's decision to raise a family with Brambleclaw. For example, during a sparring match between him and his apprentice, Lionpaw, Brambleclaw's son, he turns ferociously hostile. However, it is revealed in Long Shadows that he has never been angry with Brambleclaw, just Squirrelflight. It was he who helped Hawkfrost try to kill Firestar in Sunset since he wanted Squirrelflight to suffer the pain of losing her father in retaliation for her choosing Brambleclaw over him. He tries to do this again by attempting to kill Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf in the forest fire in Long Shadows, but he releases them when Squirrelflight reveals they aren't her kits. He vows to tell all of the cats at the upcoming Gathering, which he claims will destroy Squirrelflight, in that she will lose Lionblaze, Jayfeather and Hollyleaf, Brambleclaw will want nothing to do with her, and no cat in any Clan would respect her. At the end of Long Shadows, before he gets the chance, he is mysteriously killed and his body was found floating in the stream of WindClan territory. Most of the cats of ThunderClan suspect it was a WindClan patrol, but it seemed to be implied that Squirrelflight killed him. The fact that Firestar did not mention the death of Ashfur at the Gathering might have been significant. Many people felt that Squirrelflight did not kill Ashfur, and the authors were instead trying to surprise the readers. Another suspected killer among fans was Sol (though he seemed not to have a motive). In Sunrise, his killer was revealed to be Hollyleaf, rather than Squirrelflight.
Ashfur's mentor was Dustpelt. He has mentored Lionblaze as well as his nephew Birchfall. His mother is Brindleface. Brindleface was killed by Tigerstar in A Dangerous Path. He had a sister, Ferncloud, and as such is the uncle of Ferncloud's kits including Larchkit, Hollykit, Icecloud, Foxleap, Shrewpaw, Spiderleg, and Birchfall. He is also the foster brother of Cloudtail, due to his mother Brindleface's serving as Cloudtail's surrogate mother in the Clan. His aunt was Frostfur, making him cousin to Brackenfur, Brightheart, Cinderpelt and Thornclaw. In Omen of the Stars, it is revealed that he was allowed to join StarClan instead of being sent to the Dark Forest because his only fault was loving Squirrelflight too much. He is believed to have forgiven Hollyleaf for killing him when she enters the ranks of StarClan. Ashfur presumably fought in the battle against the Dark Forest, although this has not been confirmed.
Bramblestar, first introduced as Bramblekit in Forest of Secrets, is a huge, muscular dark brown tabby tom with amber eyes. In A Dangerous Path, he becomes Firestar's apprentice and is known as Bramblepaw for the remainder of the original series. He receives his warrior name, Brambleclaw, in the beginning of Firestar's Quest. Bramblestar is the current ThunderClan leader, but he is often questioned about his loyalties because of the legacy of his evil father, Tigerstar.
In The New Prophecy series, Bramblestar receives a message from Bluestar's StarClan spirit, who tells him that he must travel with cats from each Clan to go to the "sun-drown place" (a sea/ocean in the west, where the sun appears to set into the water). He travels with his sister Tawnypelt, WindClan apprentice Crowpaw, RiverClan warrior Feathertail and her brother Stormfur, and Firestar's daughter Squirrelpaw to the sun-drown-place and finds a badger named Midnight, who tells them that the Clans must find a new home.
Brambleclaw and the others help to find the Clans a new home around the lake. Once the four Clans had settled in their new homes, Tigerstar began to walk in the dreams of Brambleclaw and Brambleclaw's half-brother, Hawkfrost, both Tigerstar's kin. Tigerstar's goal was to make his two sons ambitious for power, like he was when he was alive. However, he believes that Brambleclaw is too weak to take power by himself, so he plots with his evil son, Hawkfrost, to create a trap for Firestar.
In Sunset, Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight resolve an ongoing feud between the two of them and become mates, angering Ashfur. Hawkfrost takes advantage of this, sharing his plot to kill Firestar with Ashfur, who agrees to help, wanting to cause terrible pain for Squirrelflight because she chose Brambleclaw instead of him. Under the false assumption that Blackstar was waiting at the border, Firestar falls victim to a fox trap. Hawkfrost reveals that he was the one who led Firestar there, hoping Bramblestar would kill Firestar, and planning to kill Brambleclaw if he refused. However, Brambleclaw kills Hawkfrost and frees Firestar. Brambleclaw is later named deputy of ThunderClan after Leafpool has a vision of thorn-sharp brambles encircling the camp.
Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight apparently have three kits, Jayfeather, Hollyleaf, and Lionblaze; however, in Long Shadows, Squirrelflight admits that they are not her kits and she never had kits in the first place. Brambleclaw is unaware of this until the end of Sunrise; he is furious with Squirrelflight for lying to him upon discovering this. In The Fourth Apprentice, it is revealed that they are not mates anymore as a result of this. In The Last Hope, Brambleclaw succeeds Firestar as leader of ThunderClan, and appoints Squirrelflight his deputy, having finally forgiven her for her deception.
Brambleclaw has mentored Berrynose. Brambleclaw's siblings include Tawnypelt and four half siblings: Hawkfrost, Mothwing, Tadpole and Swiftpaw. He is uncle to Tawnypelt's kits, including Tigerheart, Dawnpelt, and Flametail.
Brambleclaw's parents are Goldenflower and Tigerstar, and it is revealed in Code of the Clans that Brambleclaw's grandparents are Pinestar and Leopardfoot. He is great-grandson to Sweetbriar (Pinestar's mother), Adderfang and Swiftbreeze (Leopardfoot's parents); his both great-grandmothers being SkyClan's direct descendants (Cloudstar, Birdflight, Gorseclaw and Spottedpelt), Brambleclaw is himself part-SkyClan. He is also nephew to Mistkit and Nightkit (Tigerstar's sisters), Lionheart and Snowkit (Goldenflower's brothers), and great-nephew to Patchpelt, Willowpelt, Redtail and Spottedleaf (Leopardfoot's siblings).
Squirrelflight, a dark ginger she-cat with green eyes, one white forepaw and a long, bushy, squirrel-like tail, is the daughter of Firestar and Sandstorm, as well as the littermate of Leafpool. She and Leafpool share a special telepathic connection, in which one can always know what the other is thinking or feeling. She and Leafpool are first introduced as kits, Squirrelkit and Leafkit, in the epilogue of Firestar's Quest. In The New Prophecy, Squirrelflight joins the prophesied cats to find Midnight at the sun-drown place, the prophesied cats being Crowpaw, Feathertail, Brambleclaw and his sister Tawnypelt. Stormfur tags along as well so he can be with Feathertail, his sister. Squirrelflight is shown to be arrogant with a temper as an apprentice, but gradually matures during The New Prophecy series.
At first, she taunted and resented Brambleclaw, but later fell in love with him during their journey, similar to what happened with her parents, Firestar and Sandstorm. However, when Brambleclaw warms up to his half-brother and RiverClan warrior, Hawkfrost, Squirrelflight begins to lose her trust in him, believing that Hawkfrost is as murderously ambitious as his father, Tigerstar, and that Brambleclaw will follow in his footsteps. During this time, Squirrelflight began to get closer to Ashfur. During the badger attack in ThunderClan camp that kills Cinderpelt, Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw realize how much they really mean to each other, and Squirrelflight leaves Ashfur to be with Brambleclaw. She tries to remain friends with Ashfur, but he rejects her friendship, feeling betrayed.
At the end of The New Prophecy series, Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw apparently have three kits; Jayfeather, Hollyleaf, and Lionblaze. Ashfur seems to have gotten over Squirrelflight, however he behaves rather strangely. In Long Shadows, Ashfur admits that he was the one who helped Hawkfrost try to kill Firestar in Sunset, in an attempt to hurt Squirrelflight emotionally. He then tries to kill her three kits in a forest fire, but Squirrelflight reveals that they aren't hers, so it would not hurt her that way. At the end of Long Shadows, Ashfur is found mysteriously murdered by WindClan territory, Squirrelflight being a major suspect, but it is revealed in Sunrise that actually Hollyleaf killed Ashfur, trying to keep him quiet, as he was planning to tell the secret that Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw weren't her parents at a Gathering. Brambleclaw is furious that Squirrelflight lied to him about Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and Jayfeather, and in Omen of the Stars, they are not mates anymore. At the end of The Last Hope, he finally forgives her.
When her father dies and Brambleclaw becomes leader, she becomes his deputy. In the manga at the end of Bramblestar's Storm, it is revealed that she is not barren, as indicated earlier by Yellowfang, as she is expecting Bramblestar's kits. In The Apprentice's Quest, she has kits Alderpaw and Sparkpaw. Alderpaw looks like his father Bramblestar and Sparkpaw looks like her grandfather Firestar.
Squirrelflight was mentored by Dustpelt and has mentored Foxleap and Rosepetal.
Leafpool, a slender light brown tabby she-cat with white paws and amber eyes, is the medicine cat of ThunderClan. She is the daughter of Firestar and Sandstorm, and the sister of Squirrelflight, with whom she shares a unique telepathic connection, in which each can always know what the other is feeling. She is mentioned as a kit, Leafkit, named for Leafstar and Spottedleaf, in the epilogue of Firestar's Quest, and later as a medicine cat apprentice, Leafpaw, in Midnight, mentored by her mother's cousin Cinderpelt. She makes the Great Journey along with the four Clans in Dawn and discovers the Moonpool in Starlight, the Moonstone equivalent in their new territory. Because of this, Cinderpelt gives Leafpaw her full medicine cat name, Leafpool. Leafpool also receives a frightening prophecy from StarClan: Before there is peace, blood will spill blood, and the lake will run red.
This prophecy meant Brambleclaw killing Hawkfrost to save Firestar, Leafpool's father. When Leafpool arrives a little after Hawkfrost dies, not going to StarClan but to the Dark Forest seeing that he is just as evil as Tigerstar, she believes that Brambleclaw is a traitor, but when she sees that the blood on his pads weren't her father's but Hawkfrost's, she understood the prophecy at last. Brambleclaw and Hawkfrost were kin; Blood had indeed spilled blood. Brambleclaw had killed his half brother to save Firestar. She had been right about Hawkfrost – he was too ambitious, too much like his father, Tigerstar - but she has never imagined that Brambleclaw would be the cat to stop him.
Leafpool starts to develop feelings for Crowfeather, though they are from different Clans and Leafpool is not allowed to take a mate, being a medicine cat. After Cinderpelt finds out that she has been meeting Crowfeather, they attempt to run away to be able to be together in Twilight. However, when Midnight the badger arrives to warn the Clans of a badger attack, Crowfeather and Leafpool realize how much their Clans mean to them, and they decide to return. Unfortunately, Leafpool arrives too late to save Cinderpelt when the horde of badgers attack the ThunderClan camp, and continually expresses guilt because of her mentor's death throughout the rest of the series. She and Crowfeather agree never to see each other again, though for the rest of the books they are both oddly tense whenever they meet on occasion. Leafpool becomes the new ThunderClan medicine cat in Sunset, and discovers that Brambleclaw is to be the new deputy in Greystripe's absence and that he and Squirrelflight are destined to be mates, as well as the fact that her mentor, Cinderpelt, has been reincarnated as one of Sorreltail's kits, Cinderheart. Spottedleaf also reveals to her that Mothwing, the RiverClan medicine cat and Leafpool's friend, does not believe in StarClan, a result of Hawkfrost, her brother, tricking Mudfur into taking her as his apprentice and then openly sharing with her what truly happened. Leafpool is also featured in a play written by Victoria Holmes, titled After Sunset: We Need to Talk, in which she appears to have something to tell Crowfeather, but then denies it after Crowfeather confesses that he has taken a new mate, Nightcloud, in WindClan.
Later, in The Sight, she takes Hollypaw as her apprentice, who later decides to quit and become a warrior instead, confessing that she only wanted to be a medicine cat because of the position it would give her. Then, Jaypaw, Hollypaw's brother, receives a message from StarClan telling him that he must become a medicine cat, and becomes Leafpool's new apprentice. Leafpool gives him his full medicine cat name Jayfeather, in Long Shadows.
In "Sunrise" it is revealed that Leafpool is Jayfeather, Hollyleaf and Lionblaze's mother, and Crowfeather is their father. Hollyleaf tells the truth at the Gathering and Crowfeather says that Leafpool, Jayfeather, Lionblaze and Hollyleaf mean nothing to him. Leafpool apologizes to the Clan for her deception and wilingly steps down as a medicine cat. Afterwards, Hollyleaf tries to kill her by forcing her to eat deathberries in the ThunderClan camp. Leafpool asks Hollyleaf what would be worse: if she stayed alive, disowned by Crowfeather, living without the love of her own kits, and no longer a medicine cat, or died; Hollyleaf stops forcing her and Leafpool walks out of the medicine cat's den.
In Omen of the Stars, she has become a warrior because she broke the Warrior Code by having kits. However, Jayfeather and Hollyleaf seem to view her as being incompetent as a warrior and are still furious about her deception. Lionblaze, however, seems to have forgiven her and respects and loves her as his mother. After the events of The Last Hope, she becomes a medicine cat again, sharing the role with Jayfeather.
She is also niece to Princess (Firestar's sister), half-niece to Scourge, Ruby, and Socks (Firestar's half-siblings), and Ashfur and Ferncloud (Sandstorm's half-brother and half-sister), cousin to Cloudtail (Princess' son), granddaughter to Redtail and Brindleface (Sandstorm's parents), and Jake and Nutmeg (Firestar's parents), great-niece to Willowpelt, Spottedleaf, Patchpelt, and Leopardfoot (Redtail's brother and sisters), and Dustpelt, Longtail, Ravenpaw, and Frostfur (Brindleface's brothers and sister), and great-granddaughter to Adderfang and Swiftbreeze (Redtail's parents), and Fuzzypelt and Robinwing (Brindleface's parents).
Daisy is a beautiful cream-coloured long-furred she-cat with dazzling ice blue eyes who lived at the horseplace (a stable near the Clans' lake territories) with two other cats named Smoky and Floss. She is afraid that the humans (or "nofurs", as she initially refers to them as) at the horseplace were going to take away her kits (originally named Berry, Mouse, and Hazel) because they had taken away Floss's litter, so she brings them to ThunderClan to keep them safe. Cloudtail volunteers to help teach her battle moves, and she develops feelings for him over time. She does not enjoy training and complains frequently about the safety of her kits. She decides to go back to the horseplace following the badger attack in Twilight, worried that Clan life is too dangerous for her kits, but is persuaded to return to ThunderClan by her kits, Berrykit, Mousekit and Hazelkit along with Brambleclaw and Cloudtail. It is also revealed that another reason that she left is because she realizes that Cloudtail will never return her feelings for him after she sees the way he loves Brightheart, his mate. Her kits ultimately become ThunderClan warriors and receive their warrior names, Berrynose, Mousewhisker, and Hazeltail, in Outcast. Daisy's first litter was fathered by Smoky, but after joining ThunderClan, she has two kits with Spiderleg: Rosekit and Toadkit. In Long Shadows, it is revealed that Spiderleg and Daisy are no longer mates, and that Spiderleg "never really wanted kits in the first place". Daisy is a permanent member of ThunderClan, but she is not a warrior; she remains in the nursery throughout the series to help the queens.
Ferncloud is a pale gray she-cat with darker flecks and pale green eyes. She is mentored by Darkstripe (and Longtail, after Darkstripe is exiled from ThunderClan) as an apprentice, Fernpaw, during the original series. In A Dangerous Path she helps to lure the dog pack away from the ThunderClan camp along with her brother, Ashpaw, to avenge the death of their mother, Brindleface. She is the mate of Dustpelt, and mother of three litters: first litter: Spiderleg and Shrewpaw; second litter: Hollykit, Larchkit, and Birchfall; third litter: Foxleap and Icecloud. Unfortunately, Hollykit and Larchkit die from starvation, while Shrewpaw dies when he is run over by a monster while hunting a pheasant in Dawn. Ferncloud is depicted as a gentle, motherly cat who remains in the nursery, where she is suited best. She helps to look after new kits with Daisy. Like Daisy and Goldenflower she usually doesn't leave the nursery but cares for kits. Ferncloud is also niece to Frostfur, Dustpelt and Ravenpaw, granddaughter to Robinwing and Fuzzypelt (Brindleface's parents) and Adderfang and Swiftbreeze (Redtail's parents), cousin to Cinderpelt, Brackenfur, Thornclaw and Brightheart (Frostfur's kits), grandcousin to Whitewing (Brightheart's daughter), Honeyfern, Molepaw, Poppyfrost and Cinderheart (Brackenfur's kits), great-grandcousin to Cherrypaw and Molepaw (Poppyfrost's kits) Dovewing and Ivypool (Whitewing's daughters), recently grandmother to Rosepetal and Toadstep (Spiderleg's kits), half-aunt to Squirrelflight and Leafpool (Sandstorm's daughters) and great-half-aunt to Jayfeather, Hollyleaf and Lionblaze (Leafpool's kits).
Ferncloud is killed by Brokenstar during the Great Battle and eventually is reunited with Dustpelt in StarClan.
A dark grey tom with blue eyes, Rainwhisker is a ThunderClan warrior first introduced in The Darkest Hour as a kit, Rainkit. He is the brother of Sorreltail and Sootfur and the son of Willowpelt and Whitestorm. He is later an apprentice, Rainpaw, mentored by Cloudtail, in Firestar's Quest. He becomes a warrior sometime between Firestar's Quest and Midnight. He is killed by a falling tree branch during a storm between Sunset and The Sight.
Spiderleg is a long-limbed black tom with a brown underbelly and amber eyes, is briefly seen in Firestar's Quest as a kit, Spiderkit. He is the son of Ferncloud and Dustpelt, and his siblings include Birchfall, Icecloud, Foxleap, Hollykit, Larchkit, and Shrewpaw, the later three being deceased. His mentor was Cloudtail, and he temporarily mentored Dawnpaw of ShadowClan when Tawnypelt and her kits briefly left ShadowClan for ThunderClan in Long Shadows. Spiderleg's former mate was Daisy and they had two kits, Rosekit and Toadkit. In Long Shadows, it is revealed that Spiderleg no longer loves Daisy and that he "never really wanted kits." Spiderleg is overall a loyal warrior, but shares his sharp tongue with his father, Dustpelt, and is often one of the key characters to protest against something unusual. He shares the belief with Dustpelt, Thornclaw, and Ashfur that there are too many non-Clanborn cats in ThunderClan. He is one of the few completely "forest-blooded" cats left in ThunderClan. He is not one of the main characters, and often flits in and out of scenes in the books since his first real introduction as an apprentice, Spiderpaw, in Midnight.
Sootfur, a light grey tom with amber eyes, is a ThunderClan warrior first introduced as Sootkit in The Darkest Hour, the brother of Sorreltail and Rainwhisker and the son of Willowpelt and Whitestorm. He is an apprentice, Sootpaw, in Firestar's Quest, during which his mother Willowpelt dies saving him from a badger. Sootpaw becomes a warrior, Sootfur, sometime between the events of Firestar's Quest and Midnight. Sootfur appears to be hotheaded and sometimes makes rude remarks, suggesting that Daisy would be too fat and lazy to run fast enough to catch mice. In Twilight, Sootfur is killed during the badger invasion of ThunderClan camp.
Sootfur's mentor was originally Longtail, but after Longtail was blinded by a rabbit in Firestar's Quest, his mentor was changed to Thornclaw. He is uncle of Sorreltail's kits, including Poppyfrost, Honeyfern,(deceased) Cinderheart, and Molepaw (deceased). Sootfur's also nephew to Patchpelt, Lepardfoot, Spottedleaf and Redtail (Willowpelt's siblings), grandson to Swiftbreeze and Adderfang (Willowpelt's parents) and Snowfur and Thistleclaw (Whitestorm's parents), grandnephew to Rosetail, Sweetpaw (Thistleclaw's siblings) and Bluestar (Snowfur's sister), great-grandson to Windflight and Poppydawn (Thistleclaw's parents) and Moonflower and Stormtail (Snowfur's parents), great-grandnephew to Goosefeather (Moonflower's brother), cousin to Tigerstar, Mistkit and Nightkit (Leopardfoot's kits), Sandstorm (Redtail's daughter), grandcousin to Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, Tadpole, Mothwing and Hawkfrost (Tigerstar's kits) and kin to Mistyfoot, Stonefur, Mosskit (Bluestar's kits), and Reedwhisker (Mistyfoot's kit).
Sorreltail, a tortoiseshell and white she-cat with amber eyes, is a ThunderClan warrior, the only daughter of Willowpelt and Whitestorm and only sister of Sootfur and Rainwhisker. Introduced in The Darkest Hour as Sorrelkit, an adventurous young kit, she followed her half-brother Darkstripe and caught him speaking to Blackfoot, the ShadowClan deputy, on ThunderClan territory during the events of the book. She was seen by Darkstripe, who then tricked her into eating deathberries to keep her quiet about his treachery. After recovering, she told Firestar what Darkstripe did to her, bringing about his exile from ThunderClan.
She is an apprentice, Sorrelpaw, in Firestar's Quest, mentored by her cousin Sandstorm, although due to Sandstorm's being away from ThunderClan on the journey to find SkyClan during the events of the book, Sorrelpaw is temporarily mentored by Dustpelt. In Midnight, Sorrelpaw receives her warrior name, Sorreltail, and becomes best friends with Leafpool. When the four Clans reach their new lake home, Sorreltail falls in love with Brackenfur and they became mates. Sorreltail gives birth to her kits in Twilight during an unexpected badger attack, but is saved by Cinderpelt, who dies defending Sorreltail and her kits. Her four kits are Molepaw, Poppyfrost, Honeyfern, and Cinderheart, who was named in honour of Cinderpelt and turns out to be a reincarnation of Cinderpelt, though Cinderheart is unaware of this herself. Later, in The Forgotten Warrior, Sorreltail and Brackenfur announce that she is carrying kits again, and in the ending chapter of the book, Sorreltail gives birth to two kits, whom she names Seedkit and Lilykit. Sorreltail dies of wounds sustained in the battle with the Dark Forest in The Last Hope.
Power of Three Series
The Power of Three series covers events in the story from The Sight to Sunrise. The series is centered on the apparent children of Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight, Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and Jayfeather, and the prophecy that was made about them.
Berrynose is a cream-colored tom, the son of Daisy and Smoky, the littermate of Mousewhisker and Hazeltail, and the half-brother of Rosepetal and Toadstep. He is first introduced as a young kit named Berry in Twilight. His mother, Daisy, takes him and his littermates away from the horseplace where they were born so the Twolegs inhabiting it would not take them away. After a ThunderClan patrol finds them, they join ThunderClan and Berry is given the Clan name of Berrykit. He is the most adventurous of his littermates, and he accidentally ventures into a fox trap while sneaking out of camp exploring in Sunset and loses half of his tail. This event causes him to be paranoid about his warrior name, afraid Firestar would give him a ridiculous name, such as 'Berrystumpytail'. He is first introduced as an apprentice, Berrypaw, in The Sight, mentored by Brambleclaw. He is shown to be an arrogant and disrespectful cat similar to Darkstripe, especially after he is made a warrior in Outcast. He criticizes even the littlest mistakes made by apprentices and refuses to listen to any criticism directed at him. It is revealed that Honeyfern has a crush on him. In Sunrise the two are seen getting along well and are assumed to be in love considering they were suggesting that they would have kits together. He is grief-stricken when she dies from a snake bite. In the Omen of the Stars series, Berrynose is the father of Cherryfall and Molewhisker by Poppyfrost, Honeyfern's sister. Poppyfrost is extremely worried because she thinks Berrynose is still in love with Honeyfern, but it is revealed that Berrynose loves her as much, even more, and is just anxious to keep her safe.
A tortoiseshell she-cat with white patches on her pelt, Blossomfall is the daughter of Graystripe and Millie and the littermate of Bumblestripe and Briarlight as well as the half-sister of Feathertail and Stormfur. She is first introduced in Eclipse, along with her littermates. As a warrior, she trains with the Dark Forest, having been recruited due to her jealousy stemming from her perception that her mother Millie gives preferential treatment to her sibling Briarlight, who is paraplegic as a result of a traumatic spine injury. However, she later discovers that the Dark Forest plans to kill Toadstep, with whom she is in love. Ivypool discovers her training in the Dark Forest in Sign of the Moon. Her mentor is Hazeltail. She also has Thornclaw as her mate.
A light brown tabby tom, Birchfall is Birchkit and Birchpaw in the New Prophecy series, and is first seen as a warrior in The Sight. Birchfall is the son of Ferncloud and Dustpelt, and as such is the brother of Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Icecloud, Foxleap, Hollykit, and Larchkit, of which the later two are his littermates. During the destruction of the forest in The New Prophecy, his littermates, Hollykit and Larchkit, die of starvation, while his brother Shrewpaw dies when a tree cutter runs over him. As Birchkit, he makes the Great Journey across the mountains with the Clans to their new home, and becomes the first apprentice, Birchpaw, in ThunderClan's new camp. He was mentored by Ashfur. Birchfall's current mate, Whitewing, stayed an apprentice waiting for Birchfall to be able to get his warrior name with her. Birchfall is also nephew to Ashfur (Ferncloud's brother), and Sandstorm (Ferncloud's half-sister), grandson to Brindleface (Ferncloud's mother), great-grandson to Robinwing and Fuzzypelt (Brindleface's parents), grandnephew to Frostfur (Brindleface's sister), and kin to Cinderpelt, Thornclaw, Brightheart, Brackenfur (Frostfur's kits), Whitewing (Brightheart's daughter), Poppyfrost, Honeyfern, Cinderheart and Molepaw (Brackenfur's kits). Birchfall fathered Dovewing and Ivypool with his mate, Whitewing. Birchfall was seen training in the Dark Forest by his daughter, Ivypool.
A dark brown she-cat, Briarlight is the daughter of Graystripe and Millie and the littermate of Bumblestripe and Blossomfall, as well as the half-sister of Feathertail and Stormfur. She is first introduced in Eclipse, along with her littermates. She is nearly bitten by a snake in Sunrise, but is saved by her cousin Honeyfern, who dies as a result. In The Fourth Apprentice, she is mentored by Thornclaw. She becomes a warrior in Fading Echoes after being injured by a tree falling on her back and hind legs, permanently paralyzing them.
She feels very guilty, for not being able to hunt, or patrol for her Clan (due to her broken backbone). As a result, she won't eat anything Millie brings her. Jayfeather's solution is for Briarlight to help him in his den (cleaning up herbs, making moss balls, and checking moss for bits of wood, dirt, and thorns). She also finds a small scrap of Hollyleaf's fur in The Forgotten Warrior.
A pale grey tom with dark black stripes, Bumblestripe is the son of Greystripe and Millie and the littermate of Blossomfall and Briarlight, as well as the half-brother of Feathertail and Stormfur. He is said to be the biggest kit in his litter and was named for the stripes on his back, making him look like a bumblebee. He was first introduced in Eclipse, along with his littermates. In The Fourth Apprentice, he is mentored by Mousewhisker. It is hinted by Blossomfall that Bumblestripe is in love with Dovewing in Sign of the Moon. In The Forgotten Warrior, he is seen spending a lot of time with Dovewing and by the end of the book, he confesses to Dovewing that he wants to be more than friends. Following The Last Hope, Dovewing begins a relationship with Bumblestripe, but in Bramblestar's Storm, their relationship ends.
Cinderheart, a grey tabby she-cat with blue eyes, is a ThunderClan warrior first mentioned at the end of Twilight and formally introduced in The Sight. She is initially revealed to be the reincarnation of Cinderpelt, the former ThunderClan medicine cat. This fact becomes clear to Leafpool in Sunset when Spottedleaf tells her where to find Cinderpelt and shows her Cinderkit. Cinderheart is not consciously aware of her situation and is very much her own character, though her personality is similar to Cinderpelt's before she was injured; Jayfeather's attempts to walk in her dreams result in the personality of the original Cinderpelt revealing herself in the former ThunderClan camp in the forest, implying that Cinderpelt's spirit does indeed reside within Cinderheart's subconsciousness. Leafpool and Jayfeather are the only cats that are aware of Cinderheart's true identity; while Leafpool wants to keep it a secret from Cinderheart indefinitely, Jayfeather wants to reveal the truth to her, thus adding heat to the already obvious indifferences of these two cats (as of Night Whispers, Jayfeather has not revealed the truth to Cinderheart or anybody else).
Cinderheart and Lionblaze fall in love between Fading Echoes and Night Whispers, but she ends the relationship when Lionblaze tells her of his role in the prophecy ("There will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws"). Jayfeather later convinces her in The Forgotten Warrior that she and Lionblaze can still become mates despite the prophecy.
Cinderheart is StarClan's answer to Cinderpelt's dreams of becoming a warrior. She becomes an apprentice under Cloudtail along with Jayfeather, Lionblaze and Hollyleaf, her best friend, and others. In an ironic twist of fate, however, she falls from a tree branch in Dark River and injures her leg, in fact the same leg that Cinderpelt injured. She is able to recover partially, but reinjures it during her assessment in Eclipse and is thrown into a state of depression (Cinderpaw's desire to become a warrior is as strong as Cinderpelt's, although it is unknown whether Cinderpelt herself influenced this personality). Jayfeather teaches her to swim in order to stretch and build the muscles without straining them, and by the end of Eclipse, Cinderpaw is able to walk and run normally and receives her warrior name. Cinderpelt's original destiny having been fulfilled, it is unknown whether or not Cinderheart's reincarnation will contribute to future events.
At the end of Eclipse, when she is given her warrior name, Firestar names her Cinderheart "in honour of those warriors who have gone before". Though Cinderheart is a reincarnation of Cinderpelt, in this new life she is the daughter of Sorreltail and Brackenfur and the sister of Molepaw, Poppyfrost, and Honeyfern. Because Brackenfur and Cinderpelt are siblings, Cinderheart is Cinderpelt's niece. In the Omen of the Star series, Cinderheart is Ivypaw's mentor.
In The Last Hope, she still cannot decide whether to stay a warrior or be a medicine cat as in her past life. Lionblaze confronts her and tells her that she has a destiny, but she can choose. When she chooses to be a warrior and chooses to be Lionblaze's mate, Cinderpelt's spirit comes out of her body and mouths "Thank you" to Lionblaze before she goes to StarClan.
In Bramblestar's Storm, she has three kits with Lionblaze: Hollykit, Fernkit, and Sorrelkit, later Hollytuft, Fernsong, and Sorrelstripe.
A reddish tabby tom, Foxleap was first introduced as a kit, Foxkit, in The Sight. He is the son of Ferncloud and Dustpelt and the littermate of Icecloud as well as the brother of Shrewpaw, Hollykit, Larchkit, Spiderleg, and Birchfall. He becomes an apprentice, Foxpaw, in Outcast, and is mentored by his cousin Squirrelflight, but due to Squirrelflight's temporary departure to the Tribe of Rushing Water during the book, he is mentored by his aunt Sandstorm's cousin Sorreltail for a while. His aunt Sandstorm also takes over as his mentor for Squirrelflight when she becomes ill in Long Shadows. It is said that he wishes his warrior name to be Foxcatcher. Foxleap is nephew to Ashfur (Ferncloud's brother) grandson to Brindleface (Ferncloud's mother), kin to Cinderpelt, Thornclaw, Brackenfur, Brightheart (Frostfur's kits), Honeyfern, Poppyfrost, Molepaw, Cinderheart (Brackenfur's kits) and Whitewing (Brightheart's daughter). He's also uncle to Dovewing, Ivypool (Birchfall's daughters), Rosepetal and Toadstep (Spiderleg's kits).
In Bramblestar's Storm, Foxleap is said to have died of his wounds shortly after the great battle. This is confirmed in Dovewing's Silence.
Hazeltail is a small grey-and-white she-cat, the daughter of Daisy and Smoky, the littermate of Berrynose and Mousewhisker, and the half-sister of Rosepetal and Toadstep. She is first introduced as a kit named Hazel in Twilight, when her mother Daisy took her and her littermates away from the horseplace where they were born so the Twolegs there would not take them away. After a ThunderClan patrol found them, they joined ThunderClan and Hazel was given the Clan name of Hazelkit. In Sunset, Spottedleaf visits the nursery and shows her and Mousewhisker (then Mousekit) a butterfly, which she says they can catch, leading Leafpool to discover the truth about the RiverClan medicine cat, Mothwing. She was introduced as an apprentice, Hazelpaw, in The Sight, mentored by Dustpelt, and continues this apprenticeship until she becomes a warrior, Hazeltail, in Outcast, along with her littermates. She was the mentor of Blossomfall. In Bramblestar's Storm, she is said to be killed by greencough.
Hollyleaf, a slender black she-cat with green eyes, is a ThunderClan kit, apprentice and warrior introduced in The Sight. She is one of the protagonists of the Power of Three series with her ThunderClan brothers Jayfeather and Lionblaze, and is on the cover of Sunrise. Initially, Hollyleaf chooses to become a medicine cat as a result of the respect she sees other cats giving Leafpool, the current medicine cat, and wants to be considered extremely important to her Clan. She abandons this choice after a short time, as she cannot remember herbs very well and gets easily disgusted when dealing with wounds and injuries. She develops an affinity for battle training and realizes that she would best serve her Clan as a warrior, and begins training under Brackenfur. Hollyleaf learned under her mentor to be incredibly loyal and devoted to follow the warrior code. As a result, Hollyleaf highly disapproved of her brother Lionblaze's affinity for Heathertail, a WindClan she-cat.
Hollyleaf is considered the most cunning and bound to the warrior code of the three siblings, prone to thinking out strategies carefully rather than rushing in blindly. She is not one of the Three in the prophecy, even though both of her brothers are. As a result, she has no power. She is devoted to the warrior code and considers it to be the foundation of Clan life, and is terrified to think of a Clan operating without it. She has aspirations about becoming Clan leader, a function that she feels would best serve her Clan. Her ideologies differ from her brothers in this respect, in that she is always trying to think of what would benefit all cats and not just herself. Hollyleaf seems deeply burdened by responsibility upon learning of the prophecy concerning herself and her siblings. It was revealed in Long Shadows that Squirrelflight is not her mother. Her real parents are Leafpool and Crowfeather. In Long Shadows, Hollyleaf becomes so obsessed with the code, she scares Jayfeather at one point. At the end of the book, she kills Ashfur to stop him from telling the clans that Squirrelflight is not her mother. In Sunrise, she goes mad having been the daughter of a medicine cat and a WindClan warrior thus breaking the warrior code. Eventually, in a Gathering, she reveals to every cat that Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw weren't the parents of her and Lionblaze and Jayfeather, but it was Leafpool and Crowfeather. She then tries to kill Leafpool by forcing her eat poisonous deathberries (yew berries), but relents when Leafpool points out that it would be more painful for her to live on with her losses than to die. Hollyleaf then runs into a tunnel which collapses onto her, leading most cats to believe she is dead. With her disappearance, Hollyleaf's siblings conclude that she was part of the Three foretold in the prophecy, and that the third cat is Dovewing, Firestar's grandniece.
Despite her presumed death in the tunnels, Hollyleaf turns out to have survived and returns to ThunderClan in The Forgotten Warrior. In the climactic battle in The Last Hope, she is killed while fighting Dark Forest warrior Hawkfrost alongside Ivypool. Her spirit is later seen walking with the other StarClan spirits taking Firestar's spirit with them.
She is great-granddaughter to Jake and Nutmeg (Firestar's parents), and Redtail and Brindleface (Sandstorm's parents), she is half-sister to Breezepelt (Nightcloud's and Crowfeather's son), granddaughter to Firestar and Sandstorm (Leafpool's parents) and Ashfoot, the WindClan deputy (and Crowfeather's mother), niece to Eaglekit (Crowfeather's brother) and Squirrelflight (Leafpool's sister), grandniece to Princess (Firestar's sister), half-grand-niece to Scourge, Ruby and Socks (Firestar's half-siblings) and kin to Cloudtail (Firestar's nephew), Whitewing (Cloudtail's daughter), Dovepaw and Ivypaw (Whitewing's daughters). As her father, Crowfeather, is a direct descendant to Windstar and Gorsestar (WindClan's first and second leaders), Hollyleaf is their descendant too. She's half-WindClan, almost one-quarter ThunderClan, one-quarter kittypet, and part SkyClan, because Spottedleaf is Sandstorm's aunt. As Spottedleaf is related directly to Birdflight's (Cloudstar's mate) kits, and Sandstorm is Hollyleaf's grandmother.
Honeyfern is a light brown tabby she-cat with blue eyes and the daughter of Brackenfur and Sorreltail. She is sister to Cinderheart, Poppyfrost, and Molepaw. She was first introduced as a kit, Honeykit, near the end of Twilight, and as an apprentice, Honeypaw, in The Sight. She was mentored by Sandstorm, who also mentored her mother, Sorreltail. She continues her apprenticeship for the rest of the series until she receives her warrior name, Honeyfern, in Eclipse. It is revealed that she has a crush on Berrynose. In Sunrise Berrynose starts to return the affection. Soon after, she dies of a snake bite while saving Briarkit, however. In The Fourth Apprentice, Honeyfern saves Jayfeather from Breezepelt when Breezepelt attacks the ThunderClan medicine cat at the Moonpool.
Icecloud is a white she-cat with bright blue eyes, first introduced as a kit, Icekit, in The Sight. She is the daughter of Ferncloud and Dustpelt and the littermate of Foxleap, as well as the younger sister of Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Hollykit (who died before the Great Journey) and Larchkit. Icepaw and Foxpaw shared dens with Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf before the three later became apprentices. She became an apprentice in Outcast, mentored by Whitewing. It is said that she wishes her warrior name to be Icestorm. Icecloud is a niece to Ashfur (Ferncloud's brother), granddaughter to Brindleface (Ferncloud's mother), great-granddaughter to Robinwing and Fuzzypelt (Brindleface's parents), grandniece to Frostfur (Brindleface's sister), kin to Cinderpelt, Thornclaw, Brackenfur, Brightheart (Frostfur's kits), Honeyfern, Poppyfrost, Molepaw, Cinderheart (Brackenfur's kits) and Whitewing (Brightheart's daughter). She's also aunt to Dovepaw, Ivypaw (Birchfall's daughters), Rosepetal and Toadstep (Spiderleg's kits).
In Bramblestar's Storm, she is said to be killed by greencough.
Jayfeather is a grey tabby tom with blue eyes, and he is blind. He is the brother of Hollyleaf and Lionblaze as well as the half-brother of Breezepelt, and one of the protagonists of the Power of Three series with his siblings. Jayfeather is currently a full medicine cat in ThunderClan. Initially, Jayfeather wanted to become a warrior, because he desired to be just as important as his littermates to the Clan and felt that the duties of a medicine cat were insignificant compared to the glories a warrior could experience. He began warrior training under his grandmother's cousin Brightheart, but soon tired of it. He did not receive much training and barely explored ThunderClan's territory. In a rebellious act, Jayfeather decides to explore himself. This led to him walking over a cliff in the middle of WindClan's territory and falling into the lake. Luckily, a WindClan patrol consisting of Crowfeather, Heatherpaw, Breezepaw, and Whitetail was nearby, but because of this, Jayfeather is afraid of water after his father, Crowfeather, pulls him out. Later, Spottedleaf persuaded him to become a medicine cat. Jayfeather is very conscious of his condition and adamantly refuses to be treated differently because of it, as he hates the thought of being pitied.
Despite his inability to see, Jayfeather's other senses are greatly magnified and he is often able to navigate just as well as any other cat. His superior sense of smell enables him to diagnose medicinal ailments instantly and from a great distance away, a trait that is obviously ideal for a medicine cat. Jayfeather is able to hear and smell cats approaching from a great distance, well before any other cat nearby. In addition to his heightened senses, Jayfeather was born with a form of extrasensory perception which enables him to read other cats' minds, as well as enter the dreams of other cats and listen in on their conversations with members of StarClan. It is shown in Outcast that this ability extends to cats who do not fall under the jurisdiction of StarClan, such as cats of the Tribe of Rushing Water. Jayfeather's mind-reading abilities can be blocked, however, if the intended target is aware of his intention; Leafpool is aware of her son's ability and consciously damps her thoughts whenever she does not want him in her head. Jayfeather is also unable to read the mind of Sol because his thoughts are so rapid and many that he can't focus on him.
Jayfeather is the first cat aside from Firestar to learn of the prophecy concerning himself and his siblings. He is also aware of Cinderheart's nature as a reincarnation of Cinderpelt. In terms of personality Jayfeather is often grumpy and easily angered, but over the course of the series, he becomes more tolerant of his Clanmates and less irritable, in part due to his liberal use of mind-reading, allowing him to sympathize with their thoughts.
It was revealed in Long Shadows that Squirrelflight is not his mother. In Sunrise, his parents are revealed to be Leafpool and Crowfeather. In the aftermath of this revelation, Jayfeather's sister Hollyleaf's runs away into a tunnel that collapses on her, and she is presumed dead.
He is the first of the Three to learn about the impending battle between StarClan and the Dark Forest.
Jayfeather is a reincarnation of Jay's Wing, who was an ancient cat. In Long Shadows, he meets the cat Jay's Wing loves, Half Moon, who later becomes the first Teller of the Pointed Stones.
He is great-grandson to Jake and Nutmeg, Firestar's parents. He is also related to the leader of BloodClan, Scourge, because Firestar and Scourge are half brothers.
Lionblaze, a muscular golden brown tabby tom with amber eyes and thick fur around his neck, is a protagonist of the Power of Three series with his siblings Jayfeather and Hollyleaf and is the half brother of Breezepelt, a WindClan warrior. As the apprentice Lionpaw, he is secretly trained during his dreams by the spirits of Tigerstar and Hawkfrost in different battle moves beginning in Dark River. In the same novel, he discovers a set of underground tunnels beneath the Clans' territories, and meets WindClan apprentice Heatherpaw, whom he befriends. The two fall in love, despite the warrior code's prohibition on inter-Clan relationships. Lionpaw is undeterred despite the objections of his sister Hollypaw when she discovers this, while his daytime training begins to suffer from his lack of sleep. The relationship ultimately ends when Hawkfrost's spirit rebukes him for teaching Heatherpaw a battle move he learned from him and Tigerstar, stating that she will probably use these moves against him in battle. His power is the ability to remain unharmed during fighting. At the end of Eclipse, Lionblaze has an argument with Tigerstar and Hawkfrost due to Tigerstar's bullying approach.
Lionblaze is chosen to mentor Dovepaw, the last of the Three, in The Fourth Apprentice. He is selected to join a patrol to investigate the cause of the river drying up along with Dovepaw, Tigerheart and Toadfoot of ShadowClan, Petalfur and Rippletail of RiverClan, and Sedgewhisker and Whitetail of WindClan.
Throughout the Omen of the Stars series, Lionblaze grows closer to Cinderheart. In Night Whispers, he asks Cinderheart if they are becoming more than friends and she agrees that they are. However, she later learns that Lionblaze is a part of the prophecy and claims that, since StarClan has chosen him to be someone with a greater destiny, she can not become his mate. She grows even more distant when her life as Cinderpelt's reincarnation is revealed. However, in The Last Hope, he confronts Cinderheart about their destinies and they become mates, while Cinderpelt's spirit finally joins StarClan.
Prior to the release of Sunrise, it was speculated that Leafpool and Crowfeather were his parents. Also, in the latest "Warriors New" E-Mail, it mentioned "the parentage of a certain trio of ThunderClan cats" as well as "the shocking rumors about who might really be their mother," hinting that the rumor may be true. It was revealed in Long Shadows that Squirrelflight is not his mother, and in Sunrise that Leafpool and Crowfeather are his true parents. Lionblaze's also half-brother to Breezepelt (Crowfeather's other son), grandson to Firestar and Sandstorm (Leafpool's parents) and Ashfoot, the ex-WindClan deputy (and Crowfeather's mother), nephew to Eaglekit (Crowfeather's brother) and Squirrelflight (Leafpool's sister), grandnephew to Princess (Firestar's sister),great-grandson to Jake and Nutmeg (Firestar's parents), half-grandnephew to Scourge, Ruby, and Socks (Firestar's half-siblings) and Ashfur and Ferncloud (Sandstorm's half-siblings) and kin to Cloudtail (Firestar's nephew), Whitewing (Cloudtail's daughter), Dovewing and Ivypool (Whitewing's daughters). He is also kin to Tigerstar, Nightkit and Mistkit (Sandstorm's cousin). He is father to Hollytuft, Sorrelstripe, and Fernsong (Cinderheart's kits). As his father, Crowfeather, is a direct descendant to Wind and Gorsestar (WindClan's first and second leaders), Lionblaze is their descendant too. He's half WindClan, a quarter ThunderClan, a quarter kittypet and a part SkyClan, because Sandstorm's aunt is Spottedleaf. He is the reincarnation of Lion's Roar, an ancient Tribe cat.
Mousewhisker is a grey-and-white tom, the son of Daisy and Smoky, the brother of Berrynose and Hazeltail, and the half-brother of Rosepetal and Toadstep. He was first introduced as a kit named Mouse in Twilight, when his mother Daisy took him and his littermates away from the horseplace where they were born so the Twolegs there would not take them away. After a ThunderClan patrol found them, they joined ThunderClan and Mouse was given the Clan name of Mousekit. In Sunset, Spottedleaf visits the nursery and shows him and Hazelkit a butterfly, which she says they can hunt, leading Leafpool to discover the truth about the RiverClan medicine cat, Mothwing. He is later an apprentice, Mousepaw, in The Sight, mentored by Spiderleg, and becomes a warrior, Mousewhisker, in Outcast. In the battle in Eclipse he wounds his eye so Hollypaw guides him out of battle. He was the mentor of Bumblestripe. He also trains in the Dark Forest.
Millie is a silver tabby she-cat, a former kittypet. She is first formally introduced in The Sight (first book in the Power of Three series), when she and her mate Greystripe show up on the island that the Clan cats use for Gatherings. Though all the cats in every Clan were glad to see Greystripe alive, they were worried about his kittypet mate. She later has three kits: Bumblestripe, Briarlight and Blossomfall. In Long Shadows, Millie is infected with greencough. Silverstream watches over her, because "Greystripe doesn't deserve to have his heart broken again" due to Greystripe going into a cycle of grief after Silverstream died having his kits. In Sunrise, Honeyfern died saving Briarkit from being bitten by a venomous snake. In The Fourth Apprentice, her kits are seen as apprentices. In Fading Echoes her kits receive their warrior names, Briarlight, Blossomfall, and Bumblestripe. In Apprentice's Quest, she is an elder.
Poppyfrost is a tortoiseshell and white she-cat and the daughter of Brackenfur and Sorreltail. She is also the sister of Cinderheart, Honeyfern, and Molepaw. She was first introduced as a kit, Poppykit, near the end of Twilight, and as an apprentice, Poppypaw, in The Sight, mentored by her uncle, Thornclaw. In The Sight, Poppypaw comes close to dying due to an extreme case of greencough, but Jayfeather heals her by entering her dreams and leading her away from StarClan, and she recovers. She continues her apprenticeship until Eclipse, when she receives her warrior name, Poppyfrost, along with her sister Honeyfern. At the end of The Fourth Apprentice, she gave birth to two unnamed kits, with Berrynose being the father. Later in Fading Echoes, they are called Cherrykit and Molekit (in honor of her deceased brother Molepaw). In "The Fourth Apprentice", she tells Jayfeather that she has always loved Berrynose, even when Honeyfern was alive.
She is niece to Rainwhisker, Sootfur (Sorreltail's brothers), Brightheart, Thornclaw and Cinderpelt (Brackenfur's siblings), granddaughter to Willowpelt and Whitestorm (Sorreltail's parents) and Frostfur (Brackenfur's mother), grandniece to Spottedleaf, Redtail, Patchpelt, Leopardfoot (Willowpelt's siblings) and Brindleface, Dustpelt and Ravenpaw (Frostfur's siblings), great-granddaughter to Snowfur and Thistleclaw (Whitestorm's parents), Swiftbreeze and Adderfang (Willowpelt's parents) and Robinwing and Fuzzypelt (Frostfur's parents), great-grandniece to Sweetpaw, Rosetail (Thistleclaw's sisters) and Bluestar (Snowfur's sister), great-great-granddaughter to Windflight and Poppydawn (Thistleclaw's parents), Stormtail and Moonflower (Snowfur's parents), great-great-grandniece to Goosefeather (Moonflower's brother), cousin to Whitewing (Brightheart's daughter), grandcousin to Dovewing and Ivypool (Whitewing's daughters) and kin to Ferncloud, Ashfur (Brindleface's kits), Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Larchkit, Hollykit, Birchfall, Foxleap, Icecloud (Ferncloud's kits), Toadstep, Rosepetal (Spiderleg's kits), Tigerstar, Mistkit, Nightkit (Leopardfoot's kits), Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, Hawkfrost, Mothwing, Tadpole (Tigerstar's kits), Tigerheart, Dawnpelt, Flametail (Tawnypelt's kits), Stonefur, Mistyfoot, Mosskit (Bluestar's kits). Poppyfrost's also related to SkyClan by Swiftbreeze being a direct descendant of Spottedpelt, Cloudstar and Birdflight's daughter, and sister to Gorseclaw, whose direct descendant is Sweetbriar, mother to Pinestar, former leader of ThunderClan.
Whitewing is a white she-cat with green eyes. She is first introduced as a kit, Whitekit, in the epilogue of Firestar's Quest though she is almost an apprentice already, and as an apprentice, Whitepaw, throughout the New Prophecy series. She is one of two daughters of Cloudtail and Brightheart. In between Sunset and The Sight, she becomes a warrior, Whitewing. She was appointed much later than she could have been because she herself had wanted to remain behind so Birchpaw would not be the only apprentice. This is later confirmed when Birchfall complains about her getting an apprentice, with Sandstorm reminding him that Whitewing requested to stay an apprentice. She was mentored by her uncle Brackenfur and received her first apprentice, Icepaw, in Outcast. It is confirmed by the end of Long Shadows that she is carrying Birchfall's kits, so therefore her status is now a queen. In Sunrise she gave birth to two kits, Dovewing and Ivypool, of which Dovewing will become the last cat in the prophecy of the Power of Three, but as revealed in The Last Hope, Dovewing is, in fact, the third cat, with Firestar being the last and the fourth. Whitewing's also granddaughter to Princess (Cloudtail's mother) and Frostfur (Brightheart's mother), great-niece to Firestar (Princess' brother), Brindleface, Longtail, Dustpelt and Ravenpaw (Frostfur's siblings), great-granddaughter to Fuzzypelt and Robinwing (Frostfur's parents), half-great-niece to Scourge, Ruby and Socks (Princess' half-siblings), niece to Cinderpelt, Thornclaw and Brackenfur (Brightheart's siblings), cousin to Honeyfern, Molepaw, Poppyfrost and Cinderheart (Brackenfur's kits) and kin to Leafpool, Squirrelflight (Firestar's daughters), Jayfeather, Lionblaze, Hollyleaf (Leafpool's kits), Sandstorm, Ferncloud and Ashfur (Brindleface's kits), Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Hollykit, Larchkit, Birchfall, Icecloud and Foxleap (Ferncloud's kits) and Toadstep and Rosepetal (Spiderleg's kits).
Rosepetal is a dark cream she-cat first introduced in Outcast. She is the daughter of Daisy and Spiderleg, the littermate of Toadstep, and the half-sister of Mousewhisker, Berrynose, and Hazeltail. She and her brother Toadstep are made warriors in The Fourth Apprentice. Her mentor was Squirrelflight.
Toadstep is a black-and-white tom, first introduced in Outcast, along with his sister Rosepetal. He is the son of Daisy and Spiderleg, and the half-brother of Mousewhisker, Berrynose, and Hazeltail. In The Fourth Apprentice, Toadstep was given his warrior name. He was mentored by Cloudtail. Toadstep's also nephew to Shrewpaw, Larchkit, Hollykit, Birchfall, Icecloud and Foxleap (Spiderleg's siblings), cousin to Ivypool and Dovewing (Birchfall's daughters), grandson to Ferncloud and Dustpelt (Spiderleg's parents), grandnephew to Ashfur (Ferncloud's brother), great-grandson to Brindleface (Ferncloud's mother), great-great-grandson to Robinwing and Fuzzypelt (Brindleface's parents), great-grandnephew to Frostfur (Brindleface's sister) and kin to Cinderpelt, Thornclaw, Brightheart, Brackenfur (Frostfur's kits), Honeyfern, Molepaw, Poppyfrost, Cinderheart, Lilykit, Seedkit (Brackenfur's kits), Cherrypaw and Molepaw (Poppyfrost's kits) and Whitewing (Brightheart's daughter).
In Bramblestar's Storm, he is said to have died of greencough.
Omen of the Stars Series
Omen of the Stars is the fourth series in Warriors, comprising The Fourth Apprentice, Fading Echoes, Night Whispers, Sign of the Moon, The Forgotten Warrior, and The Last Hope. The fourth series is centred on two sisters, Dovewing and Ivypool, and one of whom is believed to be the third cat alongside Lionblaze and Jayfeather in the prophecy from the preceding series: "there will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws".
Dovewing is a fluffy pale grey she-cat whose eye color has been described as green, blue, and golden. She is the daughter of Whitewing and Birchfall, and sister of Ivypool. She was born at the end of Sunrise and it is mentioned that either she or her sister is the third cat of the prophecy, as Hollyleaf wasn't really part of the prophecy. Her mentor was Lionblaze. In The Fourth Apprentice, it is revealed that her power is the ability to hear and see things that are very far away. Dovepaw is later found to be the third cat of the prophecy. Even though Dovepaw is excited about being the third cat in the prophecy, she hates to hide the secret from her clanmates. In Night Whispers, Dovepaw ends up telling Ivypaw why she has such good senses; Ivypaw forgives her for not telling her for such a long time. When she asks Jayfeather why she has to keep the secret from every cat, he asks her if she even wants to be special. She says yes, even though she doesn't. During her warrior assessment, when she decides to turn off her powers because other cats can hunt without special powers, she admits in her thoughts that Ivypool deserves to be a warrior more than she does because she is spying for Thunderclan in the Dark Forest each night.
Dovepaw and Tigerheart of ShadowClan develop feelings for one another, admitting this to each other in Night Whispers. They begin meeting on the ShadowClan-ThunderClan border by night. During one meeting, Dovepaw reveals to Tigerheart a secret that ThunderClan has catmint, a herb that could cure ShadowClan's sick medicine cat Littlecloud. Tigerheart tells the rest of ShadowClan and they capture Dovepaw's sister Ivypaw to demand a trade for the catmint. Following this, Tigerheart remains distant from Dovepaw and avoids speaking to her. In Sign of the Moon, Dovepaw earns her warrior name: Dovewing. In The Forgotten Warrior, she falls in love with her clanmate Bumblestripe.
Dovewing is also granddaughter to Cloudtail and Brightheart (Whitewing's parents) and Dustpelt and Ferncloud (Birchfall's parents); through Cloudtail, she is related to Firestar, thus making her kin of his kin.
Ivypool, a silver tabby-and-white she-cat with dark blue eyes, is the daughter of Whitewing and Birchfall, and sister of Dovewing. Ivypaw is also granddaughter to Cloudtail and Brightheart (Whitewing's parents); through Cloudtail, she is kin of Firestar's kin. She was born at the end of Sunrise, at which time, Lionblaze and Jayfeather suspect that either she or her sister is the third cat of the prophecy "there will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws". Ivypaw's mentor is Cinderheart.
When Dovepaw turns out to be the third cat in the prophecy, Ivypaw becomes jealous of the extra attention her sister receives. In The Fourth Apprentice, Ivypaw becomes jealous of Dovepaw when Dovepaw is selected to participate in a patrol to investigate the reason for the river drying up. In Fading Echoes, Ivypaw becomes jealous of her sister again due to the extra attention Jayfeather, Lionblaze and Dovepaw receive from Firestar when he discovers their role in the prophecy. Hawkfrost's spirit fromm the Dark Forest takes advantage of Ivypaw's jealousy and desire to feel special to begin training her in her dreams, allowing her to incorrectly believe him to be a StarClan warrior. Ivypaw decides against informing her sister about being visited by "StarClan" out of jealousy. In Night Whispers, Ivypaw is kidnapped by ShadowClan and traded for catmint, which they need to treat their medicine cat Littlecloud, who is ill with greencough. She continues to visit the Dark Forest, but realizes their evil intentions towards the end of the book and decides to keep training with the Dark Forest spirits to spy on them for Dovepaw, Jayfeather, and Lionblaze. When Brokenstar's spirit orders her to kill the spirit of the already-dead Flametail, she agrees in order to gain Brokenstar's trust and maintain her cover, but she is stopped by Flametail's brother Tigerheart, who is also training with the Dark Forest. In Sign of the Moon, she earns her warrior name, Ivypool.
Cherryfall is the daughter of Berrynose and Poppyfrost, sister of Molewhisker. Cherryfall is a ginger she-cat. When she was being born, Jayfeather saw that the Dark Forest cats were watching her and her brother (Molewhisker). In The Forgotten Warrior, Cherrykit and Molekit receive their apprentice names Cherrypaw and Molepaw. In The Forgotten Warrior, she ate a rotten vole and took the wrong herb, along with Mousewhisker. Cinderheart and Leafpool had to help them. In Bramblestar's Storm her warrior name, Cherryfall, is revealed.
Molewhisker is the son of Berrynose and Poppyfrost, and brother of Cherryfall. He is named after Poppyfrost's brother Molepaw, who died at a young age. Molewhisker is a brown-and-cream tom. In The Forgotten Warrior, he and Cherrykit become apprentices. By the events of Bramblestar's Storm, he has already received his warrior name, Molewhisker.
Seedpaw is the daughter of Brackenfur and Sorreltail, and sister of Lilykit. Seedkit is also sister to Poppyfrost and Cinderheart, and aunt to Cherryfall and Molewhisker. She was born out in the forest, where Sorreltail had been taking a walk and began to feel pains.
In Bramblestar's Storm, she is an apprentice, Seedpaw, and is mentored by Bumblestripe. However, Seedpaw dies in an effort to retrieve the lost stick of the fallen warriors from the great battle when it is washed away by floods.
Lilyheart is the daughter of Brackenfur and Sorreltail, sister of Seedkit. Lilykit is a tortoiseshell she-cat. She and Seedkit are not mentioned very much in The Forgotten Warrior. At the end of The Forgotten Warrior, the kits are about two moons old. They are the fifth and sixth children of Brackenfur and Sorreltail. In Bramblestar's Storm, she is Lilypaw and is mentored by Poppyfrost. She gets her warrior name, Lilyheart at the end of the book. In Warriors: A Vision of Shadows: The Apprentice's Quest, she and Snowbush (formerly Snowkit, son of Cloudtail and Brightheart) have had kits together, named Leafkit, Larkkit, and Honeykit.
Minor ThunderClan characters
The following are ThunderClan characters introduced or appearing in the Warriors novel series, having small, less significant, and/or single instances in the story.
|Brindleface||Dappled grey tabby||Warrior/queen introduced in Into the Wild. Acts as a foster mother to Cloudtail after he is brought into the Clan by Fireheart. Killed by Tigerstar in A Dangerous Path in order to present the taste of cat to the pack of dogs. Returns in The Darkest Hour during Firestar's leader ceremony to give him one of his nine lives. She is the mother of Sandstorm, Ashfur and Ferncloud. Her parents were Robinwing and Fuzzypelt, and her sister is Frostfur. Her mates are Redtail (Sandstorm) and Whitestorm (Ferncloud, Ashfur).|
|Daisyheart||Ginger and white||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Deputy of ThunderClan when the tenth code is added. Fights at Fourtrees against ShadowClan until Ripplestar dies and Finchstar declares the tenth code.|
|Dappletail||Dappled tortoiseshell and white||Elder introduced in Into the Wild. Generally the gentlest and nicest elder. After succumbing to insanity due to lack of food in Moonrise of The New Prophecy series, she dies from eating a poisoned rabbit. She was Windflight's apprentice and her best friend was One-eye. She was an apprentice when Bluestar was born. In Code of the Clans, it is said she and White-eye are trying to catch fish in the river and fall in. Owlfur saves her.|
|Finchstar||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of ThunderClan when the tenth code is established. ShadowClan attacks the three other Clans on the night of the Gathering. Ripplestar and him fought on the Great Rock until StarClan killed Ripplestar by causing him to fall off the Great Rock. Finchstar declares the tenth code.|
|Frostfur||White||Warrior/queen/elder introduced in Into the Wild. Chooses to remain in the old forest when the Clans begin their journey to the lake territory in Dawn of The New Prophecy series; presumably dies sometime thereafter. Mother of Cinderpelt, Brackenfur, Thornclaw, and Brightheart. Frostfur was easily provoked and very protective of her kits. She was tricked into believing that Ravenpaw had tried to harm her kits by Tigerstar, who had wanted to banish Ravenpaw because he knew the secret that about Redtail's death. Mentored by Bluestar. She is aunt to Sandstorm, Ashfur and Ferncloud, as their mother, Brindleface, was her sister. Frostfur's also Fuzzypelt and Robinwing's daughter. Spottedleaf is killed so Brokenstar can steal Frostfur's kits.|
|Goldenflower||Pale ginger||Warrior/queen introduced in Into the Wild. Mate of Tigerstar, having given birth to Brambleclaw and Tawnypelt during Forest of Secrets. Is very defensive regarding her associations with Tigerstar after his exile. Dies of old age sometime in between the events of Sunset and The Sight of the Power of Three series. She is Smallear and Speckletail's daughter, Snowkit and Lionheart's sister and mother to Swiftpaw.|
|Greeneyes||Grey||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Deputy of ThunderClan when the eleventh code was established. Finds Poppycloud and Mottlepaw on their border with Oatwhisker and assists Lionstar on his visit to SkyClan.|
|Halftail||Big, dark brown tabby tom||Elder introduced in Into the Wild. He later appears in the prequel Bluestar's Prophecy as mentor to Snowpaw (later Snowfur), the sister of Bluepaw (later Bluestar). He is one of several cats who express disdain when Pinestar decides to retire to become a kittypet, but later is one of few cats who welcomes Firepaw (later Firestar) when he joins ThunderClan. His name was changed after part of his tail was bitten off by a badger. He perishes during a forest fire in Rising Storm, when he is trapped in the ThunderClan camp. He is the father of Mousefur and Runningwind and mate to One-eye. Besides mentoring Snowfur, he also mentored Redtail.|
|Hollykit||Brown tabby||Kit first mentioned in Midnight. Dies of starvation in Dawn. She is the second kit of Ferncloud to die. Her siblings are Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Larchkit, Foxleap, and Icecloud. Parents are Dustpelt and Ferncloud. Littermate of Larchkit and Birchfall.|
|Kestrelwing||Grey-brown with white splotches||Medicine cat of ThunderClan when SkyClan left the forest. He welcomed Birdflight and her kits into ThunderClan because they could not make the long journey to find a new home.|
|Larchkit||Light brown tabby||Kit first mentioned in Midnight. Dies of starvation in Moonrise. She is the first kit of Ferncloud to die. Her siblings are Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Hollykit, Foxleap, and Icecloud. Parents are Dustpelt and Ferncloud.|
|Lionheart||Golden tabby||Senior warrior.Greystripe's mentor during Into the Wild and a close friend to Bluestar. Appointed the new deputy after Redtail's death. Killed during a raid by ShadowClan shortly after it is also revealed Brokenstar murdered him. Gives Firestar the first of his nine lives during his leader's ceremony in The Darkest Hour. Speaks to Leafpool with Bluestar and Spottedleaf a few times throughout The New Prophecy series, and is seen in StarClan in the Omen of the Stars series. He was Speckletail and Smallear's son and Snowkit and Goldenflower's brother. Uncle to Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, and Swiftpaw, who are Goldenflower's kits.|
|Lionstar||Dark brown||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of ThunderClan when the eleventh code was established. When he goes to SkyClan's camp and asks about the border patrols, a SkyClan cat Poppycloud suggests that there should be a code about marking borders daily. Her suggestion became the eleventh code.|
|Molepaw||Dark grey||Kit/Apprentice first mentioned in Twilight when he was born during the badger attack. He dies of a cough in between Sunset and The Sight. He is brother to Cinderheart, Honeyfern, Poppyfrost, and his parents are Brackenfur and Sorreltail.|
|Nettleclaw||Grey/darker stripes||Warrior when SkyClan left the forest. He is only listed in the Allegiances section of the book.|
|Oatwhisker||Brown||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Warrior of ThunderClan when the eleventh code was established. Finds Poppycloud and Mottlepaw on their border with Greeneyes.|
|One-eye||Pale grey||Elder is introduced in Into the Wild and described as the oldest cat in ThunderClan, although, in Bluestar's Prophecy, Smallear and Speckletail were already warriors when she was an apprentice, revealing that she is not the oldest. Blind in one eye, resulting in the modification of her warrior name. Also virtually deaf. It is said in an Erin Chat she died gracefully in her sleep in between Firestar's Quest and Midnight (The New Prophecy). It is revealed in Code of the Clans that her original warrior name was White-eye and that she lost her eye due to a badger attack as an apprentice. She is Mousefur and Runningwind's mother, and Halftail's mate. Her best friend was Dappletail and she was an apprentice when Bluestar was born. In Code of the Clans, it is said she wants to catch fish in the river with Dappletail. They fall in and Hailstar saves her.|
|Patchpelt||Black/white||Elder introduced in Into the Wild. Dies in Rising Storm due to smoke inhalation from the forest fire. His siblings were Leopardfoot, Willowpelt, Spottedleaf and Redtail. He is father of Greystripe mate being Willowpelt and father of Longtail mate being Robinwing.|
|Redstar||Dark ginger||Leader of ThunderClan when SkyClan left the forest. Redstar is the one who tells SkyClan to leave the forest. He is later seen at Leafstar's leader ceremony. He and the other four leaders from the time when SkyClan left the forest apologize to SkyClan's then-leader Cloudstar for sending him and his Clan away from the forest. He bestows upon Leafstar one of her nine lives, along with the gift of wisdom to use to when she has difficult decisions to make. After the ceremony, he thanks Firestar for rebuilding SkyClan and righting the wrong he and the other leaders had committed against SkyClan.|
|Redtail||Tortoiseshell with a distinctive ginger tail||Deputy of ThunderClan prior to the events of Into the Wild. Killed by Tigerstar in an attempt to succeed him during a battle with RiverClan. Mentored Dustpelt before his death. Reappears during Firestar's leader ceremony in The Darkest Hour to give him one of his nine lives, while also thanking him for exposing Tigerstar's treachery. He is brother to Patchpelt, Leopardfoot, Willowpelt and Spottedleaf. His mate is Brindleface and his daughter is Sandstorm.|
|Runningwind||Tabby||Warrior introduced in Into the Wild. Friendly, loyal to his Clan and a fierce fighter. Helps Fireheart out with training Cinderpaw and Brackenpaw during Greystripe's absence. Assists with Cloudpaw's training as well. Killed by Tigerstar and his group of rogues in Rising Storm. Reappears during Firestar's leader ceremony in The Darkest Hour to give him one of his nine lives. Mentored by Bluestar. He is One-eye and Halftail's son, and Mousefur's brother.|
|Rosetail||Light ginger with a pinky-ginger tail||Elder mentioned in Into the Wild. Killed by Blackfoot while defending the nursery from a ShadowClan attack. Daughter of Poppydawn and Windflight, sister to Sweetpaw and Thistleclaw, aunt to Whitestorm, great-aunt to Sorreltail, Sootfur and Rainwhisker, great-great-aunt to Honeyfern, Molepaw, Poppyfrost and Cinderheart and great-great-great aunt to Cherrykit and Molekit. She was born when Bluestar was still a kit, but Rosetail was younger than her. Snowfur, the sister of Bluestar, named her because of her tail. She is mentioned in Bluestar's Prophecy.|
|Seedpelt||Grey/dark flecks||Deputy of ThunderClan when SkyClan leaves the forest. She is only mentioned in the Allegiances section of the book.|
|Shrewpaw||Dark brown||Son of Ferncloud and Dustpelt. Brother of Spiderleg, Larchkit, Hollykit, Birchfall, Foxleap, and Icecloud. Seen in Firestar's Quest as Shrewkit, and as an apprentice, Shrewpaw, mentored by Thornclaw, in Midnight. Run over by a monster and died while chasing a pheasant in Dawn.|
|Smallear||Grey||Elder introduced in Into the Wild. Often grumpy and complains often. Fireheart carried him across the river in Rising Storm because he refused to enter the river. Taunts Tawnypaw about her father, causing her to leave the Clan. Dies of unknown causes in between The Darkest Hour and Firestar's Quest. Was the mate of Speckletail and the father of Goldenflower, Lionheart,and Snowkit.|
|Snowkit||White||Kit introduced in A Dangerous Path. Cinderpelt realizes Snowkit is deaf; shortly afterwards, he is caught by a hawk and is never seen again. Son of Speckletail and Smallear. Brother of Lionheart and Goldenflower.|
|Speckletail||Pale tabby||Queen/elder introduced in Into the Wild. Fierce, grumpy, and still capable of fighting. Her kit, Snowkit, is deaf and carried away by a hawk in A Dangerous Path. Chooses to remain in the old forest when the Clans begin their journey to the lake territory in Dawn. She is mother to Snowkit, Goldenflower, and Lionheart.|
|Sweetpaw||White with tortoiseshell patches||Kit/apprentice introduced in Bluestar's Prophecy. She is daughter to Poppydawn and Windflight and sister to Rosetail and Thistleclaw. She is kind, caring, and loyal. Dies after eating a bad mouse shared with Bluestar and her sister Rosetail. She was named after Sweetbriar, Pinestar's mother.|
|Swiftpaw||Black/white||Apprentice introduced in Fire and Ice. Apprentice to Longtail. Leads an expedition with Brightheart into the lair of the dog pack lurking within the ThunderClan border during A Dangerous Path in an attempt to prove himself to his superiors; is killed in the process. Returns during Firestar's leader ceremony in The Darkest Hour to give him one of his nine lives. He is Goldenflower's son, half-brother of Bramblestar and Tawnypelt.|
|Vinestar||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of ThunderClan when the thirteenth code is established. ThunderClan has three new litters of kits and four new warriors so SkyClan's leader Darkstar gives him some of SkyClan's territory. After the SkyClan deputy challenges Darkstar, Darkstar creates the thirteenth code.|
|Whitestar||White||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of ThunderClan when the first code is established. Agrees with the other leaders on the second code after he and Brindlestar argue about hunting patrols.|
|Willowpelt||Very pale grey||Warrior/queen introduced in Into the Wild. Calm, fair-minded, and friendly. Mothers Graystripe with Patchpelt, then mothers Sorreltail, Rainwhisker, and Sootfur with Whitestorm. Dies defending Sootpaw from a badger attack in Firestar's Quest. Her siblings include Leopardfoot, Patchpelt, Redtail and Spottedleaf.|
RiverClan is a Clan known for the river that runs through their territory. RiverClan cats have the unique ability to swim well in fast-moving water and are generally among the only cats in the series that possess the knowledge of fishing. Due to their main diet of fish, their pelts are typically silkier and glossier than that of most other Clan cats', which grants them increased mobility in water. Their prey also includes some aquatic mammals, such as water voles. RiverClan often have border disputes with ThunderClan over the Sunningrocks, a section of land on ThunderClan's side of the river that ThunderClan claimed from them a long time ago.
RiverClan, along with some of the other Clans, undergoes a dramatic shift in territory in The New Prophecy series. During the time that Stormfur, Feathertail, and the others are on their journey, not much of RiverClan's territory is destroyed as the Twolegs proceed with their deforestation of the area. Eventually, RiverClan and the other Clans are able to relocate to the lake territory, the RiverClan camp of which is set in a wetland bordered by small rivers. RiverClan's lake territory consists of a variety of terrain, including a small strip of pine forest on the border with ShadowClan, and open moorland bordering WindClan. RiverClan is also closest to the newly designated Gathering location, an island located closely off their shores. Their territory is routinely disturbed by Twolegs during the spring and summer seasons, due to a water recreation area being located on their grounds.
Crookedstar, a huge light-brown tabby tom with green eyes, is the leader of RiverClan during the first half of the original series. Initially named Stormkit, his mother Rainflower renames him Crookedkit after he suffers a permanently deforming injury to his jaw from hitting it on a stone while running from ThunderClan medicine cat Goosefeather. Rainflower rejects him because of his ugly face, and clearly favours Oakheart over him, but his father, Shellheart, continues to love him and Oakheart equally. As an apprentice, Crookedpaw befriends ThunderClan apprentice Bluepaw. He goes on to receive the warrior name Crookedjaw.
In Crookedstar's Promise, the spirit of an evil ThunderClan she-cat named Mapleshade asks him to promise to devote his entire life to RiverClan. He agrees, but, subsequently, various members of his family, including his father, Shellheart, his mother, Rainflower, and his brother, Oakheart, die, which he believes to be consequences of his promise. Crookedjaw becomes RiverClan leader when Hailstar dies of a rat bite. He appoints Timberfur as his deputy when his brother Oakheart declines his offer, saying he had not earned the title yet.
Crookedstar's mate is Willowbreeze and they have three daughters: Willowkit, Minnowkit, and Silverstream. He has a soft side for his daughter Silverstream.
Greypool, a thin grey she-cat with patchy fur, a scarred muzzle and amber eyes, is a half-WindClan, half-RiverClan elder and queen introduced in Forest of Secrets. She was entrusted by Oakheart to look after the two kits he had claimed to have found in the forest, which are later revealed to be Mistystar and Stonefur, the kits of Bluestar. She realizes that they are from ThunderClan by their smell and that Oakheart was not truthful in his story of how he found them, but she does not pursue the matter out of the kindness in her heart. She raises Mistystar and Stonefur as if they were her own kits, and finally reveals their origin to Firestar during his investigation. In addition to fostering Mistystar and Stonefur, she is the true mother of one unnamed tabby kit introduced in Forest of Secrets. In A Dangerous Path, she mistakes Tigerstar for Oakheart and tells him about the kits. She realizes that he is not Oakheart and backs away and dies tumbling down a slope, hitting her head against a rock. Her mother's name was Fallowtail, and she had at least one sister, Willowbreeze, who later became Silverstream's mother, and she also mothered Minnowkit and Willowkit. Her father was Reedfeather of WindClan (as revealed in Battle of the Clans). Because she and her sister, Willowbreeze, were half-WindClan and half-Riverclan, their mother, Fallowtail, wanted them to be named -breeze, for WindClan, and -pool, for RiverClan, so that they would always remember their heritage.
Mistystar, a blue-grey she-cat with bright blue eyes like Bluestar's, is a RiverClan warrior prominently introduced in Forest of Secrets and is the current RiverClan leader. Mistystar initially becomes friends with Fireheart and Graystripe when they rescue her kits, who had been stranded by a river flood during Forest of Secrets. She then becomes something an ally to Firestar and Graystripe, providing them valuable information from across the river from time to time, but without revealing Clan secrets. Mistyfoot and her brother, Stonefur, become the focus of a large sub-plot in the series when it is discovered that they are in fact the children of Bluestar, thus making them of "half-Clan" origin. They are initially furious with Bluestar when confronted by her about this, but forgive her and stay to comfort her as she dies at the end of A Dangerous Path. Mistystar and Stonefur are later the targets of discrimination from Tigerstar after he learns of their true mother, and he holds them prisoner outside the RiverClan camp during his rule in The Darkest Hour. While Stonefur is killed by Darkstripe and Blackfoot, Mistyfoot escapes along with her children Feathertail and Stormfur, who were also being held prisoner, with the help of Fireheart, Graystripe, and Ravenpaw. She later joins the battle against BloodClan along with her remaining Clanmates. Mistyfoot is appointed deputy by Leopardstar after the death of her brother, Stonefur, who had been the previous deputy.
Mistyfoot is later captured by Twolegs (humans) during the deforestation of the Clans' territories during The New Prophecy series and held in a barn along with other captive cats such as Leafpool, Brightheart, and Cloudtail. After her escape with the assistance of ThunderClan, she returns to RiverClan to resume her position as deputy, to which Hawkfrost had been appointed in her absence. Mistystar becomes leader of RiverClan in Fading Echoes, and names her son Reedwhisker as her deputy.
Stonefur, a blue-grey tom with battle-scarred ears, is a RiverClan warrior first properly introduced in Forest of Secrets. He is the brother of Mistyfoot and Mosskit, and enters into Firestar's point of view far less frequently than his sister. As a result, not much is known about Stonefur aside from his intense loyalty and willingness to fight for his Clan as evidenced by his mostly tattered ears. After Crookedstar dies and Leopardstar is appointed leader, she gives Stonefur the position of deputy. Stonefur is equally as angry as his sister when it is revealed that they are actually the kits of Bluestar, but they forgive their mother before she dies at the end of A Dangerous Path.
Stonefur is one of the "half-Clan" cats accused during Tigerstar's rule over TigerClan during The Darkest Hour, and is ordered to kill his apprentice, Stormpaw, and his sister, Featherpaw, in order to prove his loyalty. When he refuses, Tigerstar orders Darkstripe to kill him. Stonefur, despite being half-starved and weakened due to his imprisonment, defeats Darkstripe soundly. Tigerstar then orders Blackfoot to finish the job, and Stonefur's throat is torn out by Blackfoot while Darkstripe holds him down.
Stonefur's parents are Oakheart and Bluestar, though he was fostered by Graypool. He has two sisters: Mistyfoot and Mosskit. He has mentored Stormfur and Shadepelt, and was mentored himself by his uncle, Crookedstar.
Oakheart is a large, thick, sleek-furred, plump, dark reddish-brown tom. He has a broad head and shoulders, massive paws, and clear amber eyes. He is brother to Crookedstar and son of Rainflower (in a previous book, his mother was named "Lilystem"). He was mate to Bluestar. They initially meet when Bluefur discovers him sleeping on ThunderClan territory, and subsequently fall in love. He fathers with her Stonefur, Mistyfoot (later Mistystar), and Mosskit.
Mentioned in Into the Wild, his backstory is further explored in Forest of Secrets and Crookedstar's Promise. Previous deputy of RiverClan before being killed by a rockfall during a battle with ThunderClan, contrary to belief that Tigerstar killed him after he killed Redtail, the very day Firestar enters the forest.
Brambleberry is a white she-cat with black spotted fur, blue eyes, and a pink nose. A medicine cat, she nursed Crookedstar back to health when he was a kit and was the mentor of Mudfur when he gave up his warrior life. She was mentored by Milkfur. She shared a special bond with Crookedstar, because when he was a kit, she was the only one to see past his jaw, and realize that he had a great destiny far beyond any other cat's as his own. At Crookedstar's death, she is there and is the one who leads him to StarClan.
Warriors (Original Series)
The original series covers events in the story from Into the Wild to The Darkest Hour. Many characters mentioned here were introduced in the original series, but play minor or significant roles in The New Prophecy and Power of Three series as well.
Leopardstar (Leopardfur before A Dangerous Path), a spotted golden tabby she-cat with amber eyes, preceded Mistystar as leader of RiverClan and was introduced in Fire and Ice. Initially she is appointed deputy of RiverClan after the death of Oakheart, RiverClan's former deputy, during the opening sequence of Into the Wild. She is highly ambitious, and assumes a strong and authoritative hold over her Clan after the death of its former leader, Crookedstar. Leopardstar is known for being highly aggressive to all other Clans, especially ThunderClan, with whom RiverClan has had an ongoing border dispute over the Sunningrocks in the forest.
Her mother, Brightsky, died at her birth, as did her three other siblings. Her father was Mudfur, before he became a medicine cat apprentice when Leopardstar was an apprentice. She was named by her father, who called her Leopardkit so the mighty LeopardClan of the Clans' mythology could give her strength. She was born a "drypaw", an uncommon condition in RiverClan kits that make them reluctant to swim. She is the only leader to align her Clan with Tigerstar during his attempts to rule the forest in The Darkest Hour.
Despite Leopardstar's numerous hostile encounters with ThunderClan and WindClan and her affiliation with Tigerstar, she does not appear to be an evil cat. She regards her relations with other Clans in a strictly business-like manner, and does not harbour personal resentment against any particular cat except Graystripe, who accidentally killed her former apprentice Whiteclaw. She and the leader at that time, Crookedstar, willingly allow ThunderClan to shelter in their camp after the forest is burnt down in Rising Storm, and treats the situation as an opportunity to retake the Sunningrocks as a form of "payment".
Leopardstar loses her final life in Fading Echoes. She is replaced by her deputy, Mistyfoot, now Mistystar. The authors stated in a chat with fans after news of Leopardstar's death that one of the reasons why Leopardstar had allied her Clan with Tigerstar in The Darkest Hour was because she was in love with Tigerstar.
Silverstream, a beautiful silver tabby she-cat with blue eyes, is a RiverClan warrior introduced in Fire and Ice. She is the daughter of Crookedstar, RiverClan's leader, and Willowbreeze, and as such is a highly valued member of RiverClan. She initially meets Fireheart and Greystripe when she appears in order to rescue Greystripe from drowning in the river that divides RiverClan's and ThunderClan's borders. She falls in love with Greystripe shortly after, and sneaks out of her camp in order to meet him at the border, having her cousin Mistyfoot cover for her absences in much the same way that Fireheart covers for Greystripe. When it becomes clear that he cannot force Greystripe to stop sneaking out, Fireheart attempts to reason with Silverstream instead; the result is similar. Eventually, Fireheart accepts that he cannot force them apart, and he and Silverstream become slight friends. He refuses to attack her during a battle with RiverClan in WindClan's territory during the end sequence of Fire and Ice due to Greystripe's pleading.
It is eventually revealed that Silverstream is pregnant with Greystripe's kits, Featherkit and Stormkit. When she finally gives birth to them in Forest of Secrets, Greystripe realizes that something is wrong and fetches Fireheart and Cinderpelt to assist her. Cinderpelt successfully saves the kits, but is unable to help Silverstream; in a bitter twist of fate, she dies shortly afterward due to birth complications. Greystripe joins RiverClan momentarily before returning to ThunderClan, since he realizes that no matter how strong his love for Silverstream is, his loyalty remains in ThunderClan.
Silverstream, now a member of StarClan, returns during Firestar's leader ceremony in The Darkest Hour to give him one of his nine lives. Later, she appears to Graystripe during his journey back to the lake territory in order to assure him of her acceptance of his new mate, Millie. She also appears to accompany Feathertail, her daughter, upon her death in the mountains in Moonrise of The New Prophecy. During Long Shadows, she watches over Millie when the latter is sick with greencough, stating that Graystripe does not deserve to have his heart broken again.
The New Prophecy Series
The New Prophecy series covers events in the story from Midnight to Sunset. Many characters here were first mentioned in the original series, but had minor or insignificant roles. In addition, as with the original series, most characters listed here play minor or significant roles in the following series, Power of Three, as well.
Feathertail is a beautiful young tabby she-cat with a silvery-grey coat and deep blue eyes. She is the daughter of Graystripe and Silverstream, the sister of Stormfur, and the half-sister of Bumblestripe, Briarlight, and Blossomfall. Feathertail is first introduced as a kit in Forest of Secrets, along with her brother, when they are birthed their mother, Silverstream, who dies in the process. After their mother's death, they are briefly fostered by Goldenflower of ThunderClan while they stayed in ThunderClan before their father, Graystripe, takes them to RiverClan. In a discrepancy, they were initially said to be fostered by a queen named Darkflower when they arrived in RiverClan although in later books the role was attributed to another queen, Mosspelt. Graystripe decides to stay with them in RiverClan because he could not bear to be separated from them; as a result she and Stormfur were always keenly aware of who their father was and remained close to him despite the fact that he later returned to ThunderClan. Featherkit becomes an apprentice, Featherpaw, along with her brother in A Dangerous Path, after their father is driven out of RiverClan because he refused to attack his best friend Fireheart during a battle. She was mentored by her mother's cousin, Mistyfoot. Later, in The Darkest Hour, she, Mistyfoot, and her brother Stormpaw are imprisoned under Tigerstar's orders for being half-Clan cats, during the RiverClan-ShadowClan alliance known as TigerClan. Stormpaw's mentor and Mistyfoot's brother Stonefur is ordered to kill her and Stormpaw in order to prove his loyalty, but he refuses and is killed instead. Featherpaw, Stormpaw, and Mistyfoot are later rescued by Graystripe, Fireheart, and Ravenpaw and taken to ThunderClan, where they remain until BloodClan is defeated in the battle between LionClan (an alliance of all four Clans) and BloodClan, a battle in which Featherpaw participates.
She is seen as a warrior, Feathertail, in Midnight, and is chosen by StarClan as the RiverClan representative on the journey to the sun-drown-place. Though her brother Stormfur did not receive the message, he chooses to go with her out of concern for his sister. Throughout the course of the journey, Feathertail begins to develop feelings for Crowpaw, the WindClan representative. They soon fall in love, but unfortunately, Feathertail is killed when she dies to protect him and the Tribe of Rushing Water from Sharptooth, a mountain lion, in Moonrise. She now walks with her mother, Silverstream, with a paw in both StarClan and the Tribe of Endless Hunting. Later, Crowpaw chooses his warrior name, Crowfeather, in her honor. Feathertail appears to Leafpool in her dreams to help her teach Willowpaw, a RiverClan medicine cat, about StarClan and once to send a message to Crowfeather 'not to be blinded to the living.' This seemed to be Feathertail's way of accepting his relationship with Leafpool.
Hawkfrost is a huge dark brown tabby tom with a white underbelly and icy blue eyes, formerly a rogue named Hawk. He is the son of Tigerstar and Sasha, the brother of Mothwing and Tadpole (dead) also half brother of Brambleclaw and Tawnypelt. He apparently has six nieces and nephews: Dawnpelt, Flametail, Tigerheart, Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf. However, this was proved wrong throughout the course of the Power Of Three series, as Brambleclaw was revealed to not be either Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, or Jayfeather's father. Hawkfrost was mentored by Leopardstar.
Hawkfrost fakes a sign from StarClan in order to have his sister Mothwing accepted as a medicine cat apprentice. He later goes on to pressure Mothwing to fake signs from StarClan for his advantage.
In Starlight, Hawkfrost sided with Mudclaw of WindClan and some ShadowClan warriors, and led a rebellion against Onewhisker to kill him when he still had only one life. When he saw Mudclaw being killed by a falling tree, he apologized to StarClan for his actions. In Twilight, his relationship with Brambleclaw becomes closer and Squirrelfight doesn't like this because she doesn't trust Hawkfrost. When Mistyfoot came back to RiverClan from being captured by Twolegs, Hawkfrost was forced to let Mistyfoot become deputy again (he was deputy while she was gone). Once Mistyfoot took her place again, he started to insult her by saying that she's a traitor and that she's not fit to be a deputy. He ordered Brambleclaw to kill Firestar when he was caught in a fox trap, but Brambleclaw decides he is loyal to ThunderClan and frees his leader. Hawkfrost lunges at him, trying to kill Firestar himself, but Brambleclaw drives the stick that held the trap into Hawkfrost's throat, killing him, but not before Hawkfrost revealed that he had help from a ThunderClan cat for trapping Firestar, who was later revealed as Ashfur.
Like Tigerstar, Hawkfrost is denied access to StarClan and sent to the Dark Forest/Place of No Stars with his father, with whom he trains Lionblaze in battle tactics in his dreams.
Mothwing, a beautiful dappled golden tabby she-cat with amber eyes, and is the current RiverClan medicine cat and formerly a rogue named Moth. She is the daughter of Tigerstar and Sasha, a rogue cat, the littermate of Hawkfrost and Tadpole (dead) also half-sister to Brambleclaw and Tawnypelt. When she first joins RiverClan, she, along with Hawkfrost, face difficulty with finding acceptance because their mother was a rogue, who are looked down on by Clan cats, and their father was the evil Tigerstar.
She becomes a warrior, but when RiverClan medicine cat Mudfur finds a moth's wing outside the medicine cat den, he interprets it as a sign that Mothwing should be his apprentice. It is later revealed that Hawkfrost had actually put the moth's wing there without Mothwing's knowledge in order to help himself in his plan to gain power within his Clan. When he reveals the truth to Mothwing, her faith in StarClan is broken. Despite her loss of faith in StarClan, a vital requirement for a medicine cat, StarClan allow her to continue in her role as medicine cat because they have seen how hard she has studied and trained for the role and her devotion to her Clan. She has mentored one medicine cat apprentice, Willowshine.
Reedwhisker is a black tom, with small, neat ears. He is first introduced in Moonrise, when Leafpaw saves him from drowning in a river. He later appears in Twilight, thanking Leafpool for saving his life.
In the Ultimate Leaders Election on the Warriors webpage, the Clan cats have an election on whether to have Firestar temporarily lead an alliance of the Clans. Reedwhisker votes for Firestar, stating "You saved my life once before, in the flood. I believe you can do it again", implying that he is one of Mistyfoot's kits, who were washed away in a flood and rescued by Fireheart and Graystripe. This was later confirmed in a webchat with the authors. He is currently deputy of RiverClan.
The Power Of Three
Willowshine is a grey tabby she-cat with blue eyes, first introduced in Twilight as Willowkit. When RiverClan cats are suffering from a Twoleg (human) poison, Willowkit assists medicine cats Mothwing and Leafpool in treating the ill. After that experience, she dreams of becoming a medicine cat, and eventually becomes Mothwing's apprentice. She becomes one of Hollyleaf's best friends, and trains as a medicine cat apprentice alongside Jayfeather. She is one of RiverClan's two medicine cats (the other being Mothwing, her mentor) and receives her medicine cat name in Eclipse. She becomes aware of Mothwing's secret, that her own mentor does not believe in StarClan, but, agrees not to tell RiverClan, as she sees that Mothwing is a wonderful medicine cat despite this.
Minor RiverClan characters
The following are RiverClan characters introduced or appearing in the Warriors novel series, having small, less significant, and/or single instances in the story.
|Aspentail||Almost black she-cat, with streaks of pale grey and a very long tail||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Member of StarClan. Talks to Splashheart after the battle with ThunderClan. Vows she will never stop fighting for Sunningrocks. She is the reason Splashheart wants what becomes the third code.|
|Beechfur||Light brown tabby||Apprentice to Blackclaw, Beechfur is one of the cats poisoned by Twolegs (humans). He becomes severely ill, and it was Willowshine who, as a kit, saves his life while assisting the medicine cats. By The Power of Three he is a warrior.|
|Beetlenose||Black||Son of Hailstar and Echomist, mate to Sunfish and father to Grasskit and Vixenkit. He often made fun of Crookedstar when they were younger.|
|Beetlewhisker||Brown and white||Warrior/Apprentice/Kit mentioned in Eclipse. Mother is Icewing, siblings are Pricklekit, Petalkit, and Grasskit. Dies in the Place of No Stars, killed by Brokenstar when trying to leave.|
|Blackbee||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Warrior who fights ThunderClan with Splashheart, Reedshine, Darkstar, and Eeltail.|
|Blackclaw||Smoky black||Warrior first introduced in Into the Wild. Dies in Fading Echoes.|
|Brindleclaw||Tortoiseshell||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Warrior of RiverClan when the twelfth code is added. When she, Graywing, and Foxwhisker are out of camp, she sees three WindClan kits fall into the gorge. She wants to save them but Graywing tells her that it is too dangerous. The next day, she, Graywing, and Foxwhisker go to find the kits.|
|Cloudberry||Dark grey||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Falls in love with Ryewhisker of WindClan and is expecting kits. She is attacked by Hawkfur and Ryewhisker saves her, but a RiverClan warrior then kills Ryewhisker. As a result, Emberstar and Duststar agree at a Gathering that while cats can have friends from other Clans, their loyalty must remain in with Clan. This was the first code in the warrior code.|
|Copperpaw||Dark ginger||Apprentice mentioned in Eclipse. Mentored by Duskfur.|
Presumably Willowpaw's littermate, an apprentice to Mistyfoot during the first books of The Power of Three series. Dies in Great Battle.
|Dawnbright||Ginger-and-white||Kit/ Warrior mentioned in Crookedstar's Promise. Daughter of Softwing and Owlfur.|
|Dawnflower||Pale gray||A queen who appears in The New Prophecy series, she is first introduced in the later books of the original series as an apprentice under Heavystep. She is the mother of three kits: one of the dies after being poisoned by humans. Dawnflower becomes the first adult cat to become ill from the poison, after licking her kits clean when they returned from playing in the poison. Dies in Fading Echoes.|
|Darkstar||Brown||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of RiverClan when Splashheart wants to add the third code. Launches an attack on ThunderClan.|
|Duskfur||Brown tabby||Warrior mentioned in Eclipse. Mentored Copperpaw.|
|Duskwater||?||Elder mentioned in Crookedstar's Promise. Died in the flood. She gave Crookedstar's one of his lives.|
|Echomist||Grey||A long-haired grey she-cat. Her fur is tipped with white to give her a strange, cloudy appearance. Mate to Hailstar and mother of Beetlenose, Petaldust and Voleclaw.|
|Eeltail||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Warrior who fights ThunderClan with Splashheart, Reedshine, Darkstar, and Blackbee.|
|Emberstar||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of RiverClan when the first code is established. His daughter is Cloudberry, who falls in love with a WindClan cat who happens to be Reedfeather, the WindClan deputy. He and the other leaders agree on the first code. He also agrees with the other leaders on the second code.|
|Fernleaf||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Elder when the sixth code is added.|
|Foxwhisker||Ginger||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Warrior of RiverClan when the twelfth code is added. When he, Greywing, and Brindleclaw are out of camp, Brindleclaw sees three WindClan kits fall into the gorge. Brindleclaw wants to save them but Greywing tells her it is too dangerous. The next day he, Greywing, and Brindleclaw go to find the kits.|
|Grasskit||?||Kit mentioned in Crookedstar's Promise. Kit of Sunfish and Beetlenose and littermate to Vixenkit.|
|Grasspelt||Brown||Warrior/Apprentice/Kit mentioned in Eclipse. Mother is Icewing, siblings are Beetlekit, Pricklekit, and Petalkit. Dies in Bramblestar's storm, though his death is not formally mentioned.|
|Graymist||Pale gray tabby||Mistyfoot's daughter and Reedwhisker's sister. Graymist is the mother of Mallowpaw and Sneezepaw.|
|Greywing||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Medicine cat of RiverClan when the twelfth code is added. When she, Brindleclaw, and Foxwhisker are out of camp, Brindleclaw sees three WindClan kits fall into the gorge. Brindleclaw wants to save them but Greywing tells her it is too dangerous. Greywing has a dream where the three kits go to her and tell her how precious kits are. The next day Greywing, Brindleclaw, and Foxwhisker go to find the kits. Greywing decides to tell Ivystar to add the twelfth code because of this dream.|
|Greenflower||?||A queen mentioned in Forest of Secrets in the original series. A friend of Silverstream's. She was supposed to have taken care of Greystripe's kits when they went to RiverClan, but later it was revealed to be Mosspelt who was taking care of the kits. It is presumed that she had died at some point between Forest of Secrets and Rising Storm, since she was never mentioned again after Forest of Secrets.|
|Hailstar||Grey||Leader of RiverClan before Crookedstar.|
|Hayberry||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Queen of RiverClan when the twelfth code is added. Mother to Wolfkit and Minnowkit.|
|Heavystep||Thickset tabby||Warrior first mentioned in Fire and Ice as an apprentice. Walks with a limp due to a deformed leg. Becomes an elder in Twilight, supposedly early due to a muscular disease. Is stated to have died of greencough on three separate occasions due to confusion among the authors.|
|Hollowflight||Dark brown||Apprentice mentioned in Fourth Apprentice. Mentored by Reedwhisker. He is seen training in the Dark Forest in Night Whispers.|
|Icewing||White||Described throughout much of The Power of Three as being 'heavily pregnant' Icewing is most noticeable when RiverClan temporarily shelters on the Island. She presumably has her kits later in the series. Mother of Beetlekit, Pricklekit, Petalkit, and Grasskit. She is seen training in the Dark Forest in Sign of the Moon.|
|Ivystar||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of RiverClan when the twelfth code is added. She agrees with Greywing that Brindleclaw should not have tried to save the WindClan kits. When Greywing has her dream, she agrees on the twelfth code.|
|Ivytail||Brown tabby||Elder mentioned in Twilight. There is an Ivytail in ShadowClan, but this Ivytail died so there was no name colliding.|
|Lightningpelt||Light brown with white streak on her back||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. One of the young warriors who is irresponsible and does mouse-brained stunts. She along with Nettlepad, Snaketooth, and Molewhisker want to jump the gorge but StarClan sends the sixth code. Molewhisker and she chase off a fox that is going to attack the nursery during their vigil. She understands the sixth code.|
|Loudbelly||Dark brown||Warrior mentioned in Fire and Ice. Becomes elder in between The Darkest Hour and Midnight. Chooses to stay in the old forest while the Clans move on, presumably dies sometime thereafter.|
|Mallownose||Light brown||Child of Graymist; both Mallowpaw and Sneezepaw become RiverClan's newest apprentices during The Power of Three series.|
|Mallowtail||?||Kit/ Warrior mentioned in Crookedstar's Promise. Daughter of Softwing and Owlfur.|
|Meadowpelt||?||Mentioned on Code of the Clans. Medicine cat of RiverClan when the sixth code is added. He thinks Molewhisker, Snaketooth, Lightningpelt, and Nettlepad were mouse-brained because they are irresponsible. He goes to the Moonstone and StarClan tells him that each newly appointed warriors should have a night of listening. Oatpaw is his soon-to-be apprentice.|
|Minnowkit||Dark grey||Daughter of Crookedstar and Willowbreeze. Dies of greencough along with her sister Willowkit.|
|Minnowkit||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Kit of RiverClan when the twelfth code is added. Littermate to Wolfkit and kit of Hayberry. Asks Greywing sily questions about the WindClan kits.|
|Minnowtail||Black (The New Prophecy); Grey and white (The Power of Three)||Minnowkit first appears in The New Prophecy series as a mischievous kit who regularly leads her brother and sister into trouble. One such adventure caused an outbreak of disease in RiverClan when the three kits played in and drank a poisonous human substance. After falling ill from the poison, she and her brother Pebblefoot survive but their sister does not. Minnowpaw appears again in The Power of Three as an apprentice. She becomes a warrior over the course of The Power of Three series. Her mentor was Voletooth. Mentors Mossypaw. She is seen training in the Dark Forest in Night Whispers.|
|Mintfur||Light grey tabby||Warrior mentioned in Eclipse. Mentored Nettlepaw.|
|Molewhisker||Black||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. One of the young warriors who is irresponsible and does mouse-brained stunts. He along with Lightningpelt, Nettlepad, and Snaketooth want to jump the gorge but StarClan sends the sixth code. Lightningpelt and he chase off a fox that is going to attack the nursery during their vigil. He understands the sixth code.|
|Mosspelt||Tortoiseshell||Queen introduced in Rising Storm. Feeds Graystripe's kits and is one of the few RiverClan cats who is friendly to him. Her daughter, Willowshine, becomes Mothwing's apprentice in the Power of Three series.|
|Mossypaw||Brown and white||Apprentice mentioned in The Fourth Apprentice. Mentored by Minnowtail.|
|Mudfur||Light brown||Medicine cat introduced in Into the Wild. As described in Crookedstar's Promise, Mudfur was a warrior who lost his taste for fighting after he lost his mate, Brightsky, and three of his newborn daughters, and decided he would rather save lives than destroy them. He becomes a medicine cat, mentored by Brambleberry. Takes Mothwing as his apprentice in Midnight after being falsely led into believing that StarClan chose her. Dies in Dawn just before the Clans depart the forest. Appears in later books to Leafpool and Willowpaw to pass on messages to Mothwing.|
|Nettlepad||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. He is a young warrior who is irresponsible and does foolish stunts: he along with Snaketooth, Molewhisker, and Lightningpelt want to jump the gorge, but StarClan sends the Clans the sixth code. He alerts the Clan when a fox almost attacks the Clan's nursery during his vigil.|
|Nettlepaw||Dark brown tabby||Apprentice mentioned in Eclipse. Mentored by Mintfur.|
|Oatpaw||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. He is supposedly Meadowpelt's soon-to-be apprentice.|
|Otterheart||Dark brown||Warrior mentioned in Eclipse. Mentored Sneezepaw.|
|Owlfur||Brown and white||Warrior mentioned in Bluestar's Prophecy and Crookedstar's Promise. His mate is Softwing and his daughters are Mallowtail and Dawnbright.|
|Pebblefoot||Grey||Son of Dawnflower and sibling to Minnowtail and an unnamed sister. As a kit, he becomes sick from Twoleg (human) poison after playing in it and drinking it. In the Power of Three series, he is a RiverClan apprentice under Mosspelt and later becomes a warrior. Mentors Rushpaw.|
|Petaldust||Tortoiseshell||Kit/ Apprentice/ Warrior seen in Crookedstar's promise. Daughter of Hailstar and Echomist.|
|Petalfur||Grey and white||Warrior/Apprentice/Kit mentioned in Eclipse. Mother is Icewing, siblings are Beetlekit, Pricklekit, and Grasskit. Chosen to go on journey to find out what was blocking the water in The Fourth Apprentice.|
|Pinefur||Tabby||Warrior mentioned in Eclipse. Mentored Robinpaw.|
Presumably one of Willowpaw's littermates as she becomes an apprentice around the same time as Willowpaw, Pouncepaw's mentor is Reedwhisker during The Power of Three series.
|Pricklekit||?||Kit mentioned in Eclipse. Mother is Icewing, siblings are Beetlekit, Petalkit, and Grasskit.|
|Rainflower||Light gray tabby||Mother of Crookedstar and Oakheart. Formally named Lilystem before the Erins decided to change it.|
|Rainstorm||Mottled grey-blue||Warrior mentioned in Eclipse.|
|Reedshine||Dark ginger||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Is mentor to Splashheart when he is an apprentice. Fights at Sunningrocks with Splashheart, Darkstar, Eeltail, and Blackbee.|
|Reedstar||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of RiverClan when the tenth code is added. Hawkstar and he are ignoring each other the night the tenth code is established. Fights against ShadowClan until Ripplestar dies and Finchstar declares the tenth code.|
|Rippletail||Dark gray tabby||Rippletail is one of RiverClan's younger warriors in the The Power of Three series. Mentored Mallowpaw. Killed by beavers in The Fourth Apprentice.|
|Robinwing||Tortoiseshell and white||Warrior/Apprentice mentioned in Eclipse. Mentored by Pinefur.|
|Rushtail||Light brown||Apprentice mentioned in Fourth Apprentice. Mentored by Pebblefoot. In "Battles of the Clans", it is revealed that she accidentally invented a new RiverClan battle technique called the "Rushpaw Splash."|
|Shadepelt||Dark grey||Warrior/elder mentioned in The Darkest Hour. Acted as deputy to Leopardstar after the death of her former deputy, Stonefur, until Mistystar returns to RiverClan. Stonefur was her mentor, making her relatively young when she became an Elder. Chooses to remain in the old forest when the Clans begin their journey to the lake territory in Dawn of The New Prophecy series; presumably dies sometime thereafter.|
|Shellheart||Silver||A dappled grey tom. He is the father of Crookedstar and Oakheart and mate of Rainflower (in a previous book, his mate was named "Lilystem"). He was also the deputy of RiverClan when Crookedstar and Oakheart were kits. When Stormkit broke his jaw, and Rainflower decided to rename him Crookedkit, Shellheart blamed Rainflower that she didn't love Crookedkit.|
|Silverpaw||Silver||Apprentice mentioned in Fire and Ice. Mentored by Loudbelly.|
|Snaketooth||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. He is a young warrior who falls after climbing one of the Great Oaks at Fourtrees. He twists his leg. Meadowpelt goes to the Moonstone and StarClan sends a sign about the third code.|
|Sneezepaw||Grey and white||Child of Greymist and grandchild of Mistyfoot, both Mallowpaw and Sneezepaw become RiverClan's newest apprentices during The Power of Three series. Mentored by Otterheart.|
|Softwing||White||Apprentice/ Warrior/ Queen mentioned in Crookedstar's Promise. She is Owlfur's mate and the mother Mallowtail and Dawnbright.|
|Splashheart||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Meets with Aspentail after a fight at Sunningrocks. Believes that there should be a rule about the feeding of the elders and kits first. This becomes the third code.|
|Splashpaw||?||Apprentice mentioned in Dawn.|
Along with Voletooth, he was one of RiverClan's first apprentices to become a Warrior in their new home around the lake. Became elder in between Sunset and The Sight. It was early for him to join the elders because he became a warrior in Twilight.
|Sunfish||?||Kit/ Apprentice/ Warrior/ Queen mentioned in Crookedstar's Promise. Daughter of Lakeshine and Cedarpelt and mate to Beetlenose. Mother of Grasskit and Vixenkit and takes care of Silverkit.|
|Sunspots||White with ginger splashes||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Queen when the sixth code is established. She is about to be attacked by the fox Lightningpelt and Molewhisker chase off. She is very grateful to them.|
|Swallowtail||Dark brown tabby||A she-cat who befriends Rainwhisker from ThunderClan when the Clans leave their old territories together. Once their new territories are established, she and Rainwhisker part ways. She later appears as an elder in the Power of Three series.|
|Talonstar||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of RiverClan when the thirteenth code is added.|
|Troutclaw||Grey tabby||Elder mentioned in Bluestar's Prophecy and Crookedstar's Promise. He gave Crookedstar one of his lives.|
|Troutstar||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of RiverClan when the sixth code is established. He agrees with Meadowpelt on StarClan's decision on the sixth code.|
|Troutstream||Grey tabby||Apprentice mentioned in Fourth Apprentice. Mentored by Greymist.|
|Vixenkit||Black, with a red-furred tail||Kit mentioned in Crookedstar's Promise. Kit of Sunfish and Beetlenose, littermate to Grasskit.|
|Voleclaw||Grey||Kit/ Apprentice/ Warrior seen in Crookedstar's Promise. Son of Hailstar and Echomist.|
|Voletooth||Small brown tabby||Voletooth was one of RiverClan's first apprentices to become a Warrior in their new territory, earning his name between books 4 and 5 of The New Prophecy series. He becomes a mentor to Minnowpaw in The Power of Three series. He died in Fading Echoes.|
|Whiteclaw||Dark grey||Warrior mentioned in Fire and Ice. Accidentally killed in battle by Graystripe when Graystripe causes him to lose his balance and fall off the gorge into the river below. Mentored by Leopardfur.|
|Willowkit||Smokey black||Daughter of Crookedstar and Willowbreeze. Dies of greencough along with her sister Minnowkit.|
|Wildkit||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Kit of RiverClan when the twelfth code is added. Littermate to Minnowkit and kit of Hayberry. Asks Greywing silly questions about the WindClan kits.|
WindClan cats live on a territory located on the open moors in the plains north of the forest. WindClan cats are known for their speed and endurance, a skill that is imperative for hunting their main source of prey, rabbits. WindClan have been driven off their territory by ShadowClan at the time Firepaw joins ThunderClan, but are brought back with the aid of Fireheart and Graystripe. WindClan are forced to deal with attacks from both ShadowClan and RiverClan throughout the series, since they are seen as being the weakest Clan. As a result, WindClan often allies itself with ThunderClan, a recurring relationship that has further repercussions in later series.
WindClan, along with the other Clans, undergoes a dramatic shift in territory during the course of The New Prophecy series. During the time that Crowpaw and the others are on their journey, much of WindClan territory is destroyed as the Two Legs proceed with their deforestation of the area. Eventually, WindClan and the other Clans are able to relocate to the lake territory, the WindClan camp of which is an area much resembling their old territory: wide-open hills and moors. Their territory is between ThunderClan's and RiverClan. A Twoleg horse place (horse ranch) is located nearby, and occasionally dogs living there are set loose and chase the WindClan cats. The open hills give the greatest view of the surrounding area, and a WindClan cat is typically positioned on top of one of them as a lookout, able to detect threats much more quickly than in the forests. WindClan undergo a rather stressful period in leadership when Tallstar, their wise leader, dies of old age and changes his successor from Mudclaw to Onewhisker at the last minute.
By the time of the Power of Three series, WindClan have resolved to become more hostile towards ThunderClan as a result of their being viewed as ThunderClan's "puppets" in the past. Onestar, once a warm and thoughtful friend of Firestar, has completely withdrawn his previous relationship with the ThunderClan leader. WindClan cats often hunt prey near and over ThunderClan's borders, the reasoning being that ThunderClan is stretched too thin to defend itself. This attitude climaxes in Eclipse, when the entirety of WindClan sneak into ThunderClan's camp to start the largest battle ever conceived in the history of the series.
Heatherstar is a pinkish-gray she-cat with blue eyes. She was leader when ThunderClan attacked WindClan and accused ThunderClan for their unjust act. She chose Talltail as WindClan deputy, who soon became Tallstar. Near the end of Tallstar's Revenge, she dies of greencough, a respiratory infection.
Hawkheart is a mottled dark brown tom with yellow eyes. He was once a fierce WindClan warrior who had little patience for kits, but StarClan later chose him to become a medicine cat. He murdered Moonflower, Bluestar's mother, when Moonflower tried to destroy WindClan herbs and threatened Bluepaw when she was in the camp.
Warriors (Original Series)
The original series covers events in the story from Into the Wild to The Darkest Hour. Many characters mentioned here were introduced in the original series, but play minor or significant roles in The New Prophecy and Power of Three series as well.
Onestar, a small, mottled-brown tabby tom with amber eyes, is the leader of WindClan for the last two books of the second series, the entirety of the third and fourth series, and the first three books of the fifth series.
When Fireheart and Graystripe bring WindClan home in Fire and Ice, Onewhisker becomes close friends with Fireheart. In The Darkest Hour, in the battle with BloodClan, Onewhisker is nearly killed by the BloodClan leader, Scourge, if not for Firestar saving him.
In Starlight, Tallstar, on the brink of death, appoints Onewhisker deputy, putting him in a position to immediately succeed him as leader of WindClan. Onewhisker initially faces some opposition because Tallstar did not use the correct wording for appointing a deputy. At first, Onestar is timid about his new position, but after receiving his nine lives and name from StarClan, he becomes more confident and concludes that there can be no more friendship between WindClan and ThunderClan, and WindClan must prove itself capable of taking care of itself without help from others. He thus ends his friendship with Firestar. Rock states in Cats of the Clans that Onestar knows more than any other cat in the Clans about the loneliness that power brings and that he truly misses Firestar.
Throughout the Power of the Three story arc, Onestar becomes increasingly hostile towards Firestar and ThunderClan, occasionally ordering his warriors hunt both near and over their borders. He claims ThunderClan thinks it's better than the other Clans and ignores the warrior code by taking in non-Clan born cats. In the book Eclipse, he decides to teach Firestar a lesson and launches an attack with the whole of WindClan on ThunderClan through the tunnels. This leads to all four Clans fighting, with ShadowClan siding with ThunderClan and RiverClan siding with WindClan. The battle is only stopped by an eclipse.
Throughout the next story arc Omen of the Stars, Onestar remains largely hostile towards ThunderClan, even accusing them of plotting an invasion against WindClan in The Forgotten Warrior, even though, as it turns out, he has no evidence for his false accusation. However, in the final book, The Last Hope, he unites with the other Clans to defeat the Dark Forest cats. In the super edition Bramblestar's Storm, however, Onestar resumes his hostile attitude towards ThunderClan, now led by Bramblestar. During the flood, he orders his warriors to shift the border between WindClan and ThunderClan without talking to them so that WindClan can have the water in the stream all to themselves, as it's their only source. However, Bramblestar and his warriors later revert the border back to its original setting after chasing out the trespassing WindClan warriors and dislodging the fallen tree trunk which they have been using to cross the stream. At the end of the super edition, Onestar agrees to Bramblestar's proposal of adding a new law to the warrior code only reluctantly.
By the time of fourth series, A Vision of Shadows, Onestar is now very old and has a graying muzzle. In the second book Thunder and Shadow, Onestar loses a life to the rogue cat Darktail. This incident causes him to go rather mad, punishing his Clanmates for breaking the warrior code the slightest. He holds ShadowClan responsible for the rogues because they didn't drive them out sooner and refuses to give them a special herb which can cure the sickness that's spreading through their Clan. After several failed attempts to reason with Onestar, ShadowClan holds Twigpaw, a ThunderClan apprentice, hostage in return for ThunderClan giving them the herb. However, Onestar realizes what Jayfeather and Alderpaw are trying to do, and refuses to give ThunderClan the herb. Kestrelflight and Harespring are forced to go behind his back to bring the herb to ShadowClan, outraging Onestar. However, many cats, including some from his own Clan, look at him accusingly when Rowanstar blames Onestar. Nevertheless, Onestar refuses to accept his mistake, calling ShadowClan a bunch of rogues.
In the next book, Shattered Sky, it is revealed that Darktail is actually Onestar's biological son. Onestar reveals that when he was still known as Onewhisker, he fell in love with a kittypet called Smoke. He refused to let her join WindClan when she revealed she was expecting his kits, partly because it wasn't the life for her and partly because he was afraid of what would happen to him if his Clan found out he'd mated with a kittypet. The only one of their litter to survive was Darktail, whom Onewhisker turned away for the same reason as his mother. This rejection caused Smoke to raise Darktail to hate his father, the Clans and their way of life.
Because he has made many mistakes which led to terrible consequences, Onestar is afraid that he will be sent to the Dark Forest when he dies. Kestrelflight points out that the Dark Forest is for cats who are pure evil and assures Onestar that he was never evil. Onestar admits that his fears where selfish and apologizes for his actions (according to the authors, this includes his hostility toward Firestar, which he secretly always felt bad about). Onestar rights his wrongs when he confronts Darktail, and engages him in a fight that results in both cats drowning each other.
Tallstar, a black and white tom with amber eyes and a very long tail, was the leader of WindClan before Onestar. He is born Tallkit, but another kit, a tom named Shrewkit, calls him Wormkit because of his expected destiny of digging tunnels, as WindClan divided duties between "tunnelers" and "moor-runners". Both of Tallkit's parents, Palebird and Sandgorse, want him to become a tunneler, but Tallkit wishes to be a moor-runner, free to run and catch prey out on the open moors. Heatherstar, the leader of WindClan at the time, recognizes his eagerness to run and apprentices him to be a moor-runner. When Sandgorse dies in a tunnel collapse, apparently due to the actions of a loner named Sparrow, Palebird mates with another tunneler named Woolytail and gives birth to Tallpaw's half-siblings. Tallpaw takes offense that his own mother is not grieving for Sandgorse and instead mated with another cat, accusing her of seeking an excuse to stay in the nursery as Palebird had been in the nursery ever since he and his littermate, Finchkit (who died soon after birth) were born. Tallpaw swears vengeance upon Sparrow. Upon becoming a warrior, with the name Talltail, he leaves the Clan to pursue Sparrow, and, after days of traveling, locates the camp of Sparrow and his friends. Talltail plans to attack Sparrow at night, but during a talk with Sparrow, the loner reveals that Sandgorse actually sacrificed himself to allow Sparrow to could escape. Following this revelation, Talltail decides to return to WindClan in peace. Talltail goes on to mentor Morningflower and Deadfoot.
As leader of WindClan, Tallstar and his Clan were chased off from their territory by ShadowClan under Brokenstar's rule until Fireheart and Greystripe brought them back. WindClan began a friendship with ThunderClan afterward as a result of this, although it faltered when Tallstar became furious with ThunderClan for sheltering Brokentail, the cat who drove them out of their territory. When Bluestar suspects WindClan of allegedly stealing prey, Fireheart seeks Tallstar to talk with Bluestar in peace. In The Darkest Hour, when Tigerstar announces joining all four Clans and territories into a single alliance, Tallstar and Firestar both reject his offer. After BloodClan attacks, Tallstar and Firestar agree to fight them with the other Clans in a temporary alliance, called LionClan.
Tallstar loses his last life in Starlight with Onewhisker and Firestar at his side, making him the only cat to have served as a Clan leader throughout the entire original series. Shortly before his death, he transfers the deputyship from Mudclaw to Onewhisker, fearing that Mudclaw was not the right cat to lead WindClan after his death because he wanted to maintain WindClan's friendship with ThunderClan. He feared that Mudclaw would do harm to ThunderClan because he had shown signs of bloodthirstiness.
Deadfoot, a black cat with a crooked front paw, was a former deputy of WindClan under Tallstar, and was deputy when ShadowClan chased them out of their territory. Like Onewhisker, Deadfoot becomes friends with Fireheart when he and Graystripe bring WindClan home. Victoria Holmes stated that Deadfoot died during the battle with BloodClan in The Darkest Hour. In Midnight, he appears in StarClan as the cat who chooses Crowpaw (his son) to go on the journey to the sun-drown place (sea/ocean). He was the mate of Ashfoot and father of Crowfeather and Eaglekit. He was originally a kit of Meadowslip named Hopkit, but following an injury in which he twisted his paw, Heatherstar renames him Deadpaw at his apprentice ceremony. Meadowslip objects to Heatherstar's changing of Hopkit's name due to his appearance, but Deadpaw accepts the name.
The New Prophecy Series
The New Prophecy series covers events in the story from Midnight to Sunset. Many characters here were first mentioned in the original series, but had minor or insignificant roles. In addition, as with the original series, most characters listed here play minor or significant roles in the following series, Power of Three, as well.
Crowfeather is a muscular, smoky grey tom with blue eyes, first introduced in Midnight as an apprentice, Crowpaw. He is chosen to be the WindClan representative on the journey to the sun-drown-place (sea/ocean). Fiercely loyal to his Clan and sharp-tongued, he found it hard to make friends with the other cats on the journey. He got along best with Feathertail and they both grew to love each other over the course of the journey. However, Feathertail dies killing the mountain lion Sharptooth to save his life and the Tribe of Rushing Water. This only increases his hostility toward the other cats and makes him feel more alone. He chooses his warrior name based on her to honour her memory.
Not long after the Clans reach their new home, Crowfeather falls in love with Leafpaw (later Leafpool), the ThunderClan medicine cat. He reveals his affections in Starlight, when he saves Leafpaw from falling to her death. The authors have characterized Crowfeather's relationship with Feathertail as more like "highschool romance" while and his relationship with Leafpaw was true love. Leafpaw returns his feelings despite the warrior code's prohibition on inter-Clan romance and the medicine cat code's requirement for medicine cats not to take a mate. To escape these restrictions, the two decide to leave the Clans in order to be together. However, shortly after their departure, Midnight the badger tells them of a plot by other badgers to destroy the Clans, leading them to return to their Clans and end their relationship. Crowfeather moves on to mate with a she-cat named Nightcloud and has a son, Breezepelt. Crowfeather shows little affection to Nightcloud and even less paternal love for his son. However, in The Sight, a den collapses on Breezepelt and Lionblaze, and Crowfeather does worry for Breezepelt's life.
Crowfeather appears in Outcast, when he and Breezepelt join the cats from the sun-drown-place journey to aid the Tribe of Rushing Water in defending against intruders.
It is eventually revealed that he is also unknowingly the father of ThunderClan cats Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf, with Leafpool being the mother. Following this revelation, Crowfeather states, in Sunrise, that Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, and Jayfeather mean nothing to him. Nonetheless, he later protects Lionblaze from Breezepelt's attempt to kill him and states that he does not regret having kits with Leafpool. After Hollyleaf's death in The Last Hope, he shuns Breezepelt and expresses his acceptance of Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf as his kits.
Crowfeather is the son of Deadfoot and Ashfoot, and the brother of Eaglekit (as stated in Secrets of the Clans). He has mentored Heathertail, and was mentored by Mudclaw. He has fathered 6 kits: Breezepelt, (WindClan) two unnamed kits (as described in Crowfeather's Trial), Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, and Jayfeather (ThunderClan). In Secrets of the Clans, it is revealed that Crowfeather is distant kin of WindClan's first two leaders, Windstar and Gorsestar.
Mudclaw, a mottled dark brown tom, is a WindClan warrior introduced in Fire and Ice, and is the WindClan deputy beginning in Firestar's Quest until Starlight. Typically, he is hostile and easy to anger. He routinely attacks cats he finds on WindClan territory without asking for explanations first. Mudclaw is the leader of the patrol that prevents Bluestar from reaching Highstones in Rising Storm, leading her to renounce her faith in and declare war on StarClan. Mudclaw was appointed deputy of WindClan after the death of Deadfoot. Throughout the course of The New Prophecy series, Tallstar grows more ill and Mudclaw takes over many of his duties, often acting as a secondary leader.
Shortly before his death, Tallstar abruptly replaces Mudclaw with Onewhisker as deputy, thus effectively revoking Mudclaw's right to become leader. Tallstar cites Mudclaw's hostile demeanour as his motivation for thi action, as he fears Mudclaw would lead WindClan into a state of chaos. Mudclaw is outraged by this and conspires with Hawkfrost of RiverClan to overthrow Onewhisker and take back the position he believes is rightfully his. Before his plan can succeed, however, Brambleclaw and a number of ThunderClan cats interfere, resulting in Mudclaw being crushed by a falling tree. Despite his revolt, Mudclaw's spirit does not reside in the Dark Forest/Place of No Stars because he truly believed he was doing the right thing.
Power of Three Series
A pretty, well-mannered light brown tabby WindClan she-cat with stunning heather-coloured eyes, Heathertail develops a close friendship with Lionblaze of ThunderClan during The Sight and Dark River. Heathertail discovers a network of tunnels connecting WindClan and ThunderClan's territories and shares this knowledge with Lionblaze. The two then begin to meet each other during the night in the tunnels to play, but meetings eventually take a toll on both cats' daily lives. Heathertail is hurt when Lionblaze decides that they must put their respective Clans first and that their relationship can no longer continue. Heathertail's relationship with Lionblaze is further strained in Eclipse when Lionblaze he accuses her of betraying the secret of the tunnels to her Clanmates, which they used to attack ThunderClan. Heathertail denies this, but Lionblaze does not believe her and vows to forever be her enemy, thus shattering their friendship.
A black tom with amber eyes, Breezepelt, the son of Crowfeather and Nightcloud, is a headstrong WindClan warrior first introduced as an apprentice, Breezepaw, in The Sight. Breezepaw is mentored by Whitetail. He often makes tactless remarks and is not afraid to voice his negative opinions. In Outcast, he joins his father and other Clan cats on the journey to the Tribe of Rushing Water to aid them in defeating a group of intruders. He is half-brother to Hollyleaf, Jayfeather, and Lionblaze through their mutual father: Crowfeather. When this is first revealed, he reacts negatively to the fact that his father has children in another Clan. In The Fourth Apprentice, he follows pregnant ThunderClan warrior Poppyfrost to the Moonpool. He threatens to kill her when Jayfeather arrives, stating that he hates his half-siblings and would never forgive them for what their mother did. Ignoring Jayfeather's pleas, he attacks the two ThunderClan cats. Jayfeather fight Breezepelt alongside the StarClan spirit of ThunderClan warrior and Poppyfrost's sister Honeyfern, while the Dark Forest spirit of previous ShadowClan leader Brokenstar aids Breezepelt.
it is revealed that Breezepelt is being trained by the Dark Forest cats, and participates in the battle between StarClan and the Dark Forest, fighting for the Dark Forest cats. During the Great Battle, his father, Crowfeather, stops him from killing Lionblaze. In Crowfeather's Trial, Breezepelt reconciles with his estranged father and Lionblaze.
A black she-cat, Nightcloud is introduced in The Sight as the mate of Crowfeather and the mother of their son, Breezepelt. Her relationship with Crowfeather is depicted as somewhat distant, as Crowfeather does not seem to have any genuine affection for her. Nightcloud is clearly aware of Crowfeather's past relationship with Leafpool and resents Leafpool for Crowfeather's ongoing affection for her, even though Leafpool is a medicine cat from another Clan and she can never love him. In Cats of the Clans, it is stated that Crowfeather took Nightcloud as a mate only to prove his loyalty to WindClan. Nightcloud cherishes her son, Breezepelt, and is shown to be angered by Crowfeather's lack of affection for him. Later on in Sunrise, she is furious upon learning that Crowfeather also mated with Leafpool. Crowfeather's inability to love Nightcloud causes them to [[Breakup|break up]; they reconcile in Crowfeather's Trial, although they never become mates again.
Minor WindClan characters
The following are WindClan characters introduced or appearing in the Warriors novel series, having small, less significant, and/or single instances in the story.
|Acorntail||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. He is named deputy after the previous deputy, and his mentor, Pebblefur dies of a lump in his chest. Acorntail worries he is not good enough to be deputy because he has not previously mentored an apprentice and is not familiar with leading other cats. As a result, Featherstar introduces the seventh code, though she though keeps him as deputy. He asks to mentor Pricklekit to learn leadership skills.|
|Adderpaw||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Practiced battle skills with Specklepaw before the fight with ShadowClan. He was more than six moons old when the fifth code was established.|
|Antpelt||Brown with one black ear||Warrior mentioned in Eclipse. He was training in the Dark Forest when he dies from wounds inflicted by Thistleclaw, becoming a permanent member of the Dark Forest. His spirit is later killed again by Ivypool as a show of loyalty. He is the mate of Swallowtail.|
|Ashfoot||Grey||Queen introduced in Fire and Ice. Becomes deputy after Onestar became leader of WindClan. Mother of Crowfeather and Eaglekit (as revealed in Secrets of the Clans). In Bramblestar's Storm, she is said to have died.|
|Barkface||Brown||Medicine cat first introduced in Fire and Ice. Retains his duties as a medicine cat throughout the first three series. One of the three medicine cats from the first book who lived until the second series (the others being Mudfur and Runningnose). Due to his advanced age, Barkface dies in his sleep in between Sunrise and The Fourth Apprentice. Mentored Kestrelflight.|
|Birchstar||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of WindClan when the thirteenth code is established. There is also a Birchstar in RiverClan and a Birchstar in SkyClan.|
|Boulderpaw||Pale grey||Apprentice mentioned in The Fourth Apprentice. Mentored by Breezepelt.|
|Buzzardkit||?||Kit mentioned in The Sight when dogs attacked WindClan. He never spoke but his mother told him to hush.|
|Cherryfeather||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Queen when the seventh code was added. Prickle Kit's mother.|
|Cloversplash||Dark brown with cloverleaf-shaped white flash on her nose||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Warrior when the seventh code was added.|
|Crowfur||Black||Elder mentioned in Forest of Secrets. Berates Firepaw for defending himself, but Patchpelt reassures Firepaw that Crowfur would "find fault with StarClan" if he could.|
|Daisytail||Ginger and white||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Suggests that kits should not be apprentices until they are six moons old when ShadowClan and WindClan are about to fight. Her son is Specklepaw. Hazelstar and Blizzardstar agree. This is the fifth code in the warrior code.|
|Darkfoot||White tom with brown feet||Elder mentioned when Leafpool came to give herbs to him and Morningflower.|
|Dewspots||Spotted grey tabby||Warrior mentioned in Eclipse. Mentored Sedgewhisker.|
|Dovestar||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of WindClan when the tenth code is added. Fights against ShadowClan until Ripplestar dies and Finchstar declares the tenth code.|
|Duststar||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of WindClan when the first code is established. All the other leaders agree that cats may have friends in other Clans, but their loyalty must remain to their Clan.|
|Eaglekit||Grey||Eaglekit is brother to Crowfeather and son to Ashfoot as revealed in Secrets of the Clans.|
|Emberfoot||Grey with two dark paws||Warrior mentioned in Eclipse. Mentored Sunstrike.|
|Fallowstar||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of WindClan when the twelfth code is added. Only mentioned in Greywing's dream.|
|Featherstar||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of WindClan when the seventh code was added. She wanted Acorntail to be deputy. When he asked, after the ThunderClan incident, for an apprentice, she said she would give him one if remained deputy.|
|Furzepelt||Grey and white||Apprentice mentioned in The Fourth Apprentice. Mentored by Heathertail. She is seen training in the Dark Forest in Sign of the Moon. In Bramblestar's Storm, she suggests that ThunderClan is taking in housecats to replace Firestar. Killed by Darktail's rogues in Thunder and Shadow.|
|Gorseclaw||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Warrior when the seventh code was added. Not to be confused with Gorseclaw in SkyClan.|
|Gorsepaw||Ginger/white||First mentioned in Fire and Ice as the son of Morningflower, Gorsekit is too young to make the long journey back to WindClan's territory, so Fireheart carries him most of the way. He becomes an apprentice to Onewhisker and is told of Firestar's kindness by his mother. Killed by Tigerstar in The Darkest Hour as an example to WindClan for not submitting to him. Onewhisker is devastated by his death. Later reappears in StarClan.|
|Gorsetail||Pale grey/white||Warrior/queen whose kits, Sedgekit, Thistlekit, and Swallowkit, are lost in the tunnels connecting ThunderClan and WindClan during the climax of Dark River, almost provoking a battle.|
|Gorsetail||Tawny||Tom mentioned in Dawn. Captured by Twolegs (humans) while being chased by Mistyfoot.|
|Harespring||Brown and white||First mentioned in The Sight as Tornear's apprentice, Harepaw. In Bramblestar's Storm, he replaces Ashfoot as deputy after her death.|
|Hawkfoot||Dark brown||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Told Daisytail not to worry about Specklepaw, but then stood up with Daisytail before the fight between ShadowClan and WindClan. The two leaders agreed on the fifth code.|
|Hawkfur||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Attacks Cloudberry during the fight with RiverClan.|
|Hazelstar||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of WindClan when the fifth code was established. Agreed with Daisytail that a kit should be six moons before it could train as an apprentice.|
|Kestrelflight||Mottled grey||Mentored by Barkface and medicine cat for WindClan after Barkface's death. First mentioned in The Sight. He is unable to attend Jayfeather's first medicine cat meeting at the Moonpool due to illness, and later visits ThunderClan with Weaselfur asking for catmint. He and Leafpool then visit RiverClan to ask for catmint because ThunderClan does not have any.|
|Leaftail||Dark tabby||Warrior mentioned in Eclipse. Mentored Thistlepaw.|
|Morningcloud||Dark grey||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Expected to be deputy of WindClan when Pebblefur died but Acorntail became deputy instead. She was mentor to Quickpaw. Went on patrol with Acorntail and Quickpaw and found a dead rabbit with ThunderClan smell on it. Acorntail ordered an attack before she could explain about the rabbit. Even with the seventh code made, she still didn't become WindClan's deputy.|
|Morningflower||Tortoiseshell||Warrior/queen/elder introduced in Fire and Ice. Develops a bond with Fireheart when he helps carry her kit, Gorsekit, during WindClan's return to their territory. Refuses to attack Firestar during battle. Is enraged when Gorsepaw is killed, and uses her anger to fight BloodClan during the finale of The Darkest Hour. Becomes an elder after the Clans reach the lake territory during the later half of The New Prophecy series. Was mentored by Tallstar.|
|Mudpuddle||Brown and white||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Deputy of WindClan when the second code is added.|
|Oatwhisker||Creamy brown tabby||Elder mentioned in Dawn.|
|Owlwhisker||Light Brown||Mentored by Tornear. Mentored Whiskernose.|
|Pebblefur||Grey||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Former deputy of WindClan. Acorntail was his apprentice and succeeded him. Now in StarClan.|
|Pricklekit||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Cherryfeather's son. Kit when the seventh code was added. Will be Acorntail's apprentice.|
|Quickpaw||Pale ginger||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Apprentice to Morningcloud. He wanted Morningcloud to become deputy but Acorntail did instead. He was scornful to Acorntail even when Acorntail ordered an attack on a ThunderClan patrol.|
|Reedfeather||Light brown tabby||Deputy of WindClan in Bluestar's Prophecy. He was first introduced in Battles of the Clans. He is father to Graypool and Willowbreeze, and mate to Fallowtail.|
|Robinwing||Light brown||Mentioned in Dawn. Mentored Thistlepaw.|
|Rushtail||Light brown||Elder mentioned in Starlight.|
|Runningbrook||Grey tabby||Mentored by Tornear. Becomes warrior in Rising Storm.|
|Runningkit||Brown||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Kit in StarClan when the twelfth code is added. Dies from falling into the gorge. Goes to Greywing in a dream as Runningstorm (his warrior name if he is saved) telling her that kits are precious to all Clans and that she should have let Brindleclaw save them. The situation leads to the creation of the twelfth code.|
|Ryewhisker||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Falls in love with Cloudberry from RiverClan. When WindClan and RiverClan are in battle, his Clanmate Hawkfur attacks Cloudberry. He is then killed by a RiverClan warrior. The leaders of both Clans decide to add a code to the warrior code. This becomes the first code.|
|Sedgewhisker||Light Brown Tabby||Kit that ran into the tunnels almost provoking a Clan battle. Mother was Gorsetail and was siblings to Thistlekit and Swallowkit. Mentored by Dewspots.|
|Sheeptail||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Warrior when the seventh code was added. Apprentice was Thistlepaw.|
|Slatepelt||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Was mentoring Specklepaw before the fifth code was established.|
|Smallkit||Black and white||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Kit in StarClan when the twelfth code is added. Dies from falling into the gorge. Goes to Greywing in a dream as Smallstar (his leader name if he is saved) telling her that kits are precious to all Clans and that she should have let Brindleclaw save them. The situation leads to the creation of the twelfth code.|
|Specklepaw||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Daisytail's son. He was too young to become an apprentice and therefore too young to fight. Daisytail's concern for him lead to the fifth code.|
|Stonestar||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Is at the fight with RiverClan as Stonetail. It is not said if he is deputy, but in the next story of the book, the leader is Stonestar. Stonestar agrees with the other leaders about the second code.|
|Sunstrike||Tortoiseshell with large white mark on forehead||Apprentice mentioned in Eclipse. Mentored by Emberfoot. She is seen training in the Dark Forest in Sign of the Moon.|
|Swallowtail||Dark Grey||Kit that ran into the tunnels almost provoking a Clan battle. Mother was Gorsetail and was siblings to Thistlekit and Sedgekit. Mentored by Willowclaw.|
|Tawnyfur||Golden Brown||Mentored by Tornear.|
|Thistlepaw||?||Mentored by Robinwing. Mentioned in Dawn.|
|Thistlepaw||White||Kit that ran into the tunnels almost provoking a Clan battle. Mother was Gorsetail and was siblings to Sedgekit and Swallowkit. Mentored by Leaftail.|
|Thistlepaw||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Apprentice when the seventh code was added. Sheeptail was his mentor.|
|Tornear||Tabby||Warrior introduced in Rising Storm. Often shown on patrol with Mudclaw, and similarly attacks all cats found on WindClan territory without hesitation. Part of the patrol that prevents Bluestar from reaching Highstones in Rising Storm, leading her to renounce her faith in and declare war on StarClan. Mentored Runningbrook, Tawnyfur, Owlwhisker, and Harespring.|
|Weaselfur||Ginger with white paws||Mentored by Webfoot. In The Sight, he and Kestrelpaw visit ThunderClan to ask for catmint.|
|Webfoot||Dark grey tabby||First introduced in Rising Storm. Often shown on patrol with Mudclaw and Tornear, initially as Mudclaw's apprentice, Webpaw. Similarly attacks all cats found on WindClan territory without hesitation due to his mentor's attitude. Part of the patrol that prevents Bluestar from reaching Highstones in Rising Storm, leading her to renounce her faith in and declare war on StarClan. Also joins Mudclaw in his attempt to overthrow Onestar, which fails and results in Mudclaw's death. Mentored Weaselfur. Becomes elder between Sunset and The Sight.|
|Whiskernose||Light brown||Apprentice mentioned in The Fourth Apprentice. Mentored by Owlwhisker. Becomes a warrior in Sign of the Moon.|
|Whitetail||Small white she-cat||Mentioned in Fire and Ice as Onewhisker's apprentice, and in the following books. Whitetail serves as Kestrelflight's assistant, looking after the herbs while he is gone, for example. Mentored Breezepelt. In The Apprentice's Quest, she is an elder.|
|Willowclaw||Grey||Warrior mentioned in Eclipse. Mentored Swallowtail.|
|Wolfkit||Elegant grey||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Kit in StarClan when the twelfth code is added. Dies from falling into the gorge. Goes to Greywing in a dream as Wolfheart (her warrior name if she is saved) telling her that kits are precious to all Clans and that she should have let Brindleclaw save them. The situation leads to the creation of the twelfth code.|
ShadowClan territory is mainly in a giant collection of swamps and bogs and thick wet grass covered in thick pine trees, giving the area a dark and gloomy feel. ShadowClan cats are skilled at hunting and navigating in near-complete darkness, because the night is when their main sources of prey are active. Along with lizards, frogs, and small forest animals, such as voles, ShadowClan also occasionally catch rats who reside in the nearby Carrionplace (garbage dump); however, they must be careful when eating these rats as they occasionally carry harmful diseases. ShadowClan are often depicted as the primary antagonists of the series, and as such many of their individual members are rude and hostile. However, many ShadowClan cats are completely devoted to their leader; since a number of ShadowClan's leaders have been truly villainous, the actions of their followers have expectedly followed suit. Some cats say that ShadowClan cats are so mean because the cold wind in their territory supposedly chills their hearts.
ShadowClan, along with the other Clans, undergoes a dramatic shift in territory during the course of The New Prophecy series. During the time that Tawnypelt and the others are on their journey, much of ShadowClan's territory is destroyed as the Twolegs proceed with their deforestation of the area. Eventually ShadowClan and the other Clans are able to relocate to the lake territory, the ShadowClan camp of which is located in a dense pine forest. Though not quite the same as the marshes they used to inhabit, the thickness of the forest often shrouds the territory in gloom and darkness, perfectly suited for ShadowClan's stealth prowess. The area is not very suitable for prey, however, resulting in ShadowClan inhabiting the least desirable territory once again. Despite their bad luck, they manage to feed themselves decently enough (a testament to the tenacity of ShadowClan warriors). The forest's primary hazard is a Twoleg house on the northern fringes of ShadowClan's territory, home to two violent kittypets who often attack Clan cats who stray too close and call their Twolegs to fend off patrols. ThunderClan assists in telling these two cats to leave the Clan cats alone in Twilight.
Warriors (original series)
The original series covers events in the story from Into the Wild to The Darkest Hour. Many characters mentioned here were introduced in the original series, but may play minor or significant roles in The New Prophecy and Power of Three series as well.
Boulder, a skinny silver tabby tom with a ragged ear and bright watchful eyes, is a former member of BloodClan and a member of ShadowClan. In Cats of the Clans, he was invited to join ShadowClan: inspired by the hunting patrols and battles, he decided to leave BloodClan and join ShadowClan. In The Darkest Hour, Boulder brings Tigerstar to BloodClan to meet its leader Scourge. After Tigerstar was killed by Scourge, Boulder fights as part of the LionClan alliance to defeat BloodClan. After the battle, Boulder lives in ShadowClan as an elder throughout the second series and dies of greencough sometime between Sunset and The Sight.
Blackstar, a large white tom with black paws and ears and amber eyes, was ShadowClan's deputy, Blackfoot, when Brokenstar was leader and was himself succeeded as leader by Rowanstar. He is first introduced in Into the Wild. He is one of Brokenstar's followers and kills one of ThunderClan's elders, Rosetail, in an attempt to steal ThunderClan's kits, but is fought off by Yellowfang. Following Brokenstar's exile from ShadowClan, Blackfoot lives as a rogue with Brokenstar and attacks the ThunderClan camp under his command. When Tigerstar becomes leader of ShadowClan, Blackfoot is appointed deputy again. In TigerClan (the amalgamation of ShadowCland and RiverClan), Blackfoot helps Darkstripe kill Stonefur because the latter is a half-Clan cat (his parents are from different Clans), causing Firestar to view him as untrustworthy, even when he agrees to fight alongside the other Clan as part of LionClan. After the battle with BloodClan, he becomes ShadowClan's leader due to Tigerstar's death. In Outcast, Blackstar seems to lose some hostility towards ThunderClan, as he reminisces with Firestar about the old forest after two ThunderClan warriors were found in ShadowClan territory.
Blackstar begins to lose faith in StarClan in Eclipse, however, after a strange cat named Sol comes to live with ShadowClan and questions StarClan's existence and power, leading Blackstar to lose faith in them, to the point of changing his name back to Blackfoot. This changes in Long Shadows, however, when Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and three ShadowClan apprentices fake a sign from StarClan to restore Blackstar's faith in his warrior ancestors. Real StarClan warriors (Raggedstar and Runningnose) appear to complete the sign, and Blackstar and ShadowClan begin to believe in StarClan again, later driving Sol out of the Clan. Blackstar has mentored Tallpoppy. During the battle in The Last Hope, Blackstar kills Redwillow for training in the Dark Forest and later loses a life due to an attack on the ShadowClan camp, but quickly recovers and thanks Firestar for his help in back-up warriors.
In Bramblestar's Storm, he dies as a result of a flood, making Rowanclaw leader.
Brokenstar is a huge, long-furred, dark brown tabby tom with bright amber eyes, torn ears, a broad, flat face, a battle-scarred muzzle, and a tail that is bent in the middle like a broken branch. He is the leader of ShadowClan before Nightstar and is depicted as the primary antagonist of Into the Wild. He is the son of ShadowClan leader Raggedstar and medicine cat Yellowfang, but for most his life is unaware of his mother's identity, as she birthed him and his two deceased sisters in secret due to the prohibition on medicine cats having a mate. As a kit, he was fostered by the ambitious Lizardstripe, but she did not accept him due to his crooked tail. Brokentail eventually becomes deputy, then murders his own father, Raggedstar, to assume the leadership; as leader he then exiles Yellowfang from ShadowClan, falsely accusing her of murdering two apprentices who actually died because Brokenstar had forced them to begin warrior training at too young an age. This banishment leads to Yellowfang's capture by and integration into ThunderClan. In Into The Wild, Yellowfang and Firepaw drive Brokenstar and his supporters out of ShadowClan in a revolt. Having been driven out, he lives as a rogue in Fire and Ice and attacks the ThunderClan camp in an attempt to kill Fireheart but is instead blinded by Yellowfang. He is then taken prisoner and stripped of his leader's name, reverting back to his warrior name of Brokentail. He plots with Tigerclaw in Forest of Secrets to attack ThunderClan along with his rogue allies, though the attack fails. Following the failed attack and Tigerclaw's exile, Yellowfang kills Brokentail by feeding him deathberries (poisonous yew berries), revealing her identity as his mother to him as he dies. Following his death, his spirit resides in the Dark Forest.
Brokenstar mentored Mosspaw and Volepaw (who both died before becoming warriors) despite their being only three moons old.
He has also made an appearance in The Fourth Apprentice where he attacks Jayfeather along with Breezepelt as a "ghost cat". They were both driven off by Honeyfern before they could kill him or Poppyfrost. He, along with Tigerstar and Hawkfrost, watch over Poppyfrost's kits greedily at the end of the book. He also makes Ivypool attempt to kill Flametail, before Tigerheart stops her and Tigerstar agrees with Tigerheart.
He appears again in The Last Hope where he and the other Dark Forest cats invade the ThunderClan camp. During the battle he kills Ferncloud who was guarding the nursery before being killed by Yellowfang a second time causing him to die and fade away forever.
Nightstar, a lean, but frail, black tom with amber eyes and a long tail, is the leader of ShadowClan before Tigerstar. After Brokenstar is driven out of ShadowClan in Into the Wild, Nightpelt, one of the Clan's senior warriors, takes on the leadership of ShadowClan. However, in Rising Storm, he becomes violently ill due to the sickness from Carrionplace (a human dump) spreading through ShadowClan camp and dies, revealing that Nightstar did not receive his nine lives as leader. Runningnose, ShadowClan's medicine cat at the time, later speculates that Nightstar did not receive his nine lives because the previous leader Brokenstar/Brokentail remained alive and may have still been regarded as ShadowClan's leader in the eyes of StarClan. Following Nightstar's death, Tigerclaw takes control of ShadowClan. Nightpelt has mentored Dawncloud.
The New Prophecy Series
The New Prophecy series covers events in the story from Midnight to Sunset. Many characters here were first mentioned in the original series, but had minor or insignificant roles. In addition, as with the original series, most characters listed here play minor or significant roles in the following series, Power of Three, as well.
A slender, mottled, tortoiseshell she-cat with green eyes and well-muscled shoulders (though as a kit she is described as a golden tabby), Tawnypelt is the daughter of Goldenflower and Tigerstar, as well as the littermate of Brambleclaw and half-sister of Hawkfrost, Mothwing, Tadpole (through Tigerstar), and Swiftpaw (through Goldenflower). Born in ThunderClan, she faces distrust from her Clanmates throughout her time as an apprentice, Tawnypaw, because her father is the evil Tigerstar. Tired of the suspicion, she leaves ThunderClan to join ShadowClan, then part of an alliance under Tigerstar's rule called TigerClan, in The Darkest Hour. She becomes a loyal ShadowClan warrior, though some of her Clanmates in ShadowClan continue to doubt her allegiance due to her birth in ThunderClan. In Midnight, she is chosen as the ShadowClan representative on the quest to find a new home for the Clans. Her brother, Brambleclaw, is also chosen, as the ThunderClan representative.
Tigerstar offered her the same plan of power he offered to her brothers, Hawkfrost and Brambleclaw, to make her leader of ShadowClan, but she rejected him, saying that if she were ever to become leader, it would be through honesty and loyalty. In the Power of Three series, she mates with Rowanclaw to have three kits: Dawnkit, Tigerkit and Flamekit.
In Outcast, she travels with her brother, Brambleclaw, Squirrelflight, Hollypaw, Jaypaw, Lionpaw, Stormfur, Brook Where Small Fish Swim, and Crowfeather and his son Breezepaw, to help the Tribe of Rushing Water regarding a group of rogues that has invaded their territory. In Long Shadows, Tawnypelt and her kits leave ShadowClan temporarily and stay with ThunderClan after Blackstar loses faith in and denounces StarClan.
Power of Three
The Power of Three series covers events in the story from The Sight to Sunrise.
The son of Tawnypelt and Rowanclaw and the brother of Dawnpelt and Flametail, Tigerheart is a handsome, sleek dark brown tabby tom with amber eyes and straight, thick whiskers. He is the grandson of Tigerstar, after whom he is named. While physically resembling the latter, he is instead cheerful and kind.
He is first introduced as a kit, Tigerkit, in Dark River. He is said to be the best hunter out of his siblings. In Long Shadows, Tigerheart, along with his siblings and mother Tawnypelt, leave ShadowClan temporarily to stay with ThunderClan after ShadowClan loses its faith in StarClan. He helps Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and Jayfeather convince Blackstar to regain his faith in StarClan by faking a sign from StarClan. Tigerheart has the same mentors that his mother Tawnypelt did, both when she was in ThunderClan and ShadowClan. He is temporarily mentored by Brackenfur while staying in ThunderClan and is mentored by Oakfur when he returns to ShadowClan.
In The Fourth Apprentice, it is hinted that he has romantic feelings for ThunderClan apprentice Dovepaw; they admit their feelings for one another in Night Whispers. However, in Sign of the Moon and The Forgotten Warrior, Tigerheart's relationship with Dovewing is damaged when Dovewing shares the secret with him that ThunderClan has catmint, a medicinal herb needed by ShadowClan, and his revelation of that secret to his Clanmates lead them to capture Dovewing's sister, Ivypaw, to trade for the catmint.
One of two sons of Tawnypelt and Rowanclaw, and the brother of Dawnpelt and Tigerheart, Flametail has a bright ginger pelt like his father and faded light green eyes, thick fur, a bushy tail, and short, pudgy legs. He dreams of becoming a medicine cat under Littlecloud instead of a warrior. He is first introduced as a kit, Flamekit, in Outcast, and as an apprentice in Long Shadows. In Long Shadows he leaves ShadowClan to stay with ThunderClan with his siblings and mother Tawnypelt after ShadowClan loses faith in StarClan, and assists in a plot to fake a sign from StarClan to convince ShadowClan leader Blackstar to regain his faith. He is temporarily mentored by Cloudtail while staying in ThunderClan, and is being trained to be a medicine cat by Sunrise by Littlecloud. Flametail dies when he falls through the ice on the lake and drowns in Night Whispers. Jayfeather attepts to save Flametail, but the spirit of the ancient cat Rock tells Jayfeather not to do so, resulting in Flametail's death. As a result, Dawnpelt, Flametail's sister, believes that Jayfeather is the one who drowned him.
The only daughter of Tawnypelt and Rowanclaw and the sister of Flametail and Tigerheart, Dawnpelt has a creamy pelt and a fiery personality much like her mother, and is the best fighter out of her siblings. She was first introduced as a kit, Dawnkit, in Outcast, and as an apprentice in Long Shadows. She leaves ShadowClan to stay with ThunderClan with her mother and littermates after ShadowClan loses faith in StarClan; she assists in a plot to fake a sign from StarClan to convince ShadowClan leader Blackstar to regain his faith in StarClan. She was temporarily mentored by Spiderleg when she stayed in ThunderClan. Her ShadowClan mentor was revealed in Sunrise as Ivytail. In The Forgotten Warrior, she blames Jayfeather for Flametail's death.
In Thunder and Shadow, Dawnpelt is one of the many ShadowClan cats who desert Rowanstar and join Darktail's rogues. She is motivated by a desire not to leave her kits, who have themselves joined the rogues. In the next book, Shattered Sky, Dawnpelt, along with most of the deserters, grows to regret her decision after seeing how cruel and dishonourable Darktail and his rogues are. She decides to leave along with her sons Strikestone and Juniperclaw; her daughter Sleekwhisker stays behind. However, as Dawnpelt is leaving, she is caught by Darktail and disappears after an argument with him. Dawnpelt is confirmed to be deceased in Darkest Night, when she appears among the spirit of the cats who died during Darktail's reign. She is shown to deeply regret her decision to abandon the Clans. She later gives her brother Tigerstar one of his nine lives when he becomes ShadowClan's leader.
Dawn of the Clans
Appearing in the Dawn of the Clans series, Tall Shadow is a night black she-cat with dark green eyes. Her only known family is her brother, Moon Shadow, and nephew, Sun Shadow. Born in the mountains, she leaves with a fraction of the Tribe of Rushing Water to find a new home due to a famine. After the leader of the group, Shaded Moss, dies, she takes up the leadership position. She eventually steps down and becomes a co-leader with Gray Wing. Later, she leaves the moor and sets up a new camp in the marsh. There, she appoints Sun Shadow as her deputy and Pebble Heart as medicine cat. She later receives her nine lives and is renamed Shadowstar. She is the first leader to lose all nine lives.
A Vision of Shadows
A silver-grey she-cat with a white chest and bold green eyes, Needletail is the daughter of Berryheart and Sparrowtail.
In The Apprentice's Quest and Thunder and Shadow, Needlepaw is a rebellious and disrespectful apprentice, who, along with others in ShadowClan, feels that ShadowClan needs to be feared again by the other Clans. She is angry when Rowanstar turns away Darktail's rogues and leads a rebellion against Rowanstar. She and several other ShadowClan cats leave the Clan to join Darktail; Needlepaw takes the young Violetkit with her as well. Upon joining the rogues, Needlepaw grants herself her warrior name, Needletail.
In the Thunder and Shadow Barnes & Noble exclusive chapter, Needletail, then Needlepaw, is shown training with Tawnypelt. An owl takes her and no patrols are sent out to search for her. She meets a rogue named Tree, and he takes her back to ShadowClan. Needlepaw is deeply hurt and disappointed to learn that her Clanmates assumed she was dead, sending her on the path of rebelliousness.
In Shattered Sky, Needletail is shown to have become one of Darktail's most loyal followers, and is perfectly content when Darktail makes them into the Kin and leaves the weaker cats to fend for themselves. Needletail becomes Violetpaw's only friend during the reign and believes Darktail to be the true leader ShadowClan needs. However, along with the majority of the former ShadowClan cats, she grows to regret her betrayal after realizing that Darktail is a brutal tyrant who wishes nothing more than to inflict harm onto other cats. She becomes part of the plot to get rid him, but this backfires when Sleekwhisker notices Violetpaw putting poppy seeds in Darktail's prey. Darktail decides to punish Violetpaw by killing the one thing she has left, Needletail. Needletail sacrifices herself to allow Violetpaw to escape to ThunderClan, and as a result is drowned by Darktail, Sleekwhisker, and Roach. Needletail's actions are remembered by Violetpaw, and Needletail's parents, Berryheart and Sparrowtail, greatly miss their daughter and are distraught to know that she, at the time, was one of Darktail's most devoted followers.
In Darkest Night, it is revealed that along with all the other cats who were drowned by Darktail, Needletail was not granted entry into StarClan, nor the Place of No Stars. Instead, she has been sent to an unnamed residence where she connects with Tree, to who she admits she was wrong to trust Darktail, and later her childhood friend, Alderheart, giving him a prophecy to not dispel the incoming shadows. Upon doing so, Needletail and the other cats are allowed into StarClan. In River of Fire, Needletail, despite having previously acknowledged her mistakes, continues to blame Rowanstar for ShadowClan's downfall for being a "weak leader". Shadowstar rebukes her statement, saying there is more to it than that, and Needletail seemingly accepts her point.
On Kate's Blog, Kate Cary stated that she has sympathy for Needletail, but she can't understand why she was so "crabby".
Minor ShadowClan characters
The following are ShadowClan characters introduced or appearing in the Warriors novel series, having small, less significant, and/or single instances in the story.
color:red name|| style="background:#001010; color:white"|Pelt Color || style="background:#001010; color:white"|Description
|Applefur||Mottled brown||First appears as a kit in The New Prophecy series. Befriends ThunderClan kit Birchkit during the Great Journey to find a new home for the Clans. She is the littermate of Toadfoot and Marshkit and the daughter of Tallpoppy. She appears in The Fourth Apprentice as Applefur. She is seen training in the Dark Forest in Sign of the Moon. Dies in the Great Battle.|
|Archeye||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Warrior of ShadowClan. He is hunting with Brackenfoot and Hollyflower when they see a fox try to attack a ThunderClan kit. The patrol fights off the fox and is thanked by the kit, Tigerkit.|
|Ashfur||Grey||Warrior/elder introduced in Into the Wild as an ally of Yellowfang's. Assists in driving out Brokenstar. Presumably dies sometime between Fire and Ice and Forest of Secrets, as he is never mentioned again after Fire and Ice.|
|Badgerfang||Black and white||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. He was only four moons old when he began his apprenticeship because of Brokenstar. Flintfang was his mentor. Right before WindClan left their territory for exile, Badgerpaw was killed by a WindClan warrior. Flintfang watched him die, but before he could Flintfang told him how proud he was of Badgerpaw. Badgerpaw told him that he wanted his warrior name to be Badgerfang, in honor of Flintfang, when he joined StarClan.|
|Blizzardstar||White||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Agreed with the ShadowClan and WindClan could leave queens before a fight could break out. Leader of ShadowClan when the fifth code was established.|
|Brackenfoot||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Warrior of ShadowClan. He is hunting with Archeye and Hollyflower when they see a fox try to attack a ThunderClan kit. The patrol fights off the fox and is thanked by the kit, Tigerkit. Brackenfoot is also Yellowfang's father.|
|Brightwhisker||Brown and white||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Deputy in StarClan when the ninth code is added. She is going to become leader after the death of Snowstar but she catches a case of greencough and dies before she receives her nine lives. Snowstar allows Redscar, the medicine cat, to choose Flowerstem.|
|Brownpaw||Brown||Apprentice mentioned in Into the Wild. Presumably dies in the rat infection in Rising Storm, as he is not seen again after Rising Storm.|
|Brightflower||Black/white||Queen mentioned in Into the Wild. Her second litter of kits were appointed apprentices by Brokenstar three months too early, and die as a result. She is Yellowfang's mother.|
|Brindlestar||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. She, Whitestar, Emberstar, Birchstar, and Stonestar agree that no cat is allowed to trespass on another Clan's territory. The five leaders agree on the second code.|
|Cedarheart||Dark/grey||A tom who becomes an elder in between Sunset and The Sight. Mentored by Russetfur. He dies in the Great Battle.|
|Cinderfur||Thin grey||Warrior mentioned in Into the Wild. Assisted in driving out Brokenstar. Became Nightstar's deputy after Nightpelt takes over the Clan. Is one of the first cats to die of the disease caused by infected rats in Rising Storm. He is Clawface and Rowanberry's son.|
|Clawface||Brown with battle scars||Warrior introduced in Into the Wild. During a raid on ThunderClan, he kills medicine cat Spottedleaf and steals Frostfur's kits. He is later killed by Graystripe during a battle in Fire and Ice. In a continuity error, Clawface appears in the novella "Tigerclaw's Fury", which is set after his death in Fire and Ice. Mentored Littlecloud who later became a medicine cat. Was mentored by Raggedstar. Following his death, Clawface's spirit resides in the Dark Forest.|
|Crowfrost||Black and White||Warrior mentioned in Eclipse. Mentored Olivenose.|
|Darkflower||Black||Queen mentioned in Fire and Ice. Returns to her life as a warrior around the same time that Cedarheart and Rowanclaw are apprentices. Dies in between A Dangerous Path and The Darkest Hour.|
|Dawncloud||Tabby||Warrior/queen mentioned in Into the Wild. Three of her kits died when Brokenstar ordered an attack on WindClan in order to drive them out. Assists in driving Brokenstar out of the camp. Presumably dies in the rat infection in Rising Storm.|
|Driftkit||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Son of Splashnose and brother to Fallowkit. Fallowkit and he take the last piece of fresh-kill and play with it. Sunnytail, Splashnose and Lilystar find them with it. StarClan sends an owl to take it and Lilystar says that there should be a code about respect for food. This becomes the fourth code.|
|Fallowkit||Light brown||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Daughter of Splashnose and sister to Driftkit. Driftkit and she take the last piece of fresh-kill and play with it. Sunnytail, Splashnose and Lilystar find them with it. StarClan sends a sign. A rule about respecting prey becomes the fourth code.|
|Ferretclaw||Cream and Grey||Apprentice first mentioned in The Fourth Apprentice. Mentored by Oakfur. Warrior name given away in The Last Hope.|
|Flintfang||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Was a mentor to Badgerpaw when Brokenstar led ShadowClan. When WindClan was driven out, Badgerpaw was killed because he was too young. Flintfang vowed to never mentor a kit who was too young.|
|Flowerstem||Ginger and white||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Warrior of ShadowClan when the ninth code is added. Her sister is Mossfire. After Snowstar and Brightwhisker die, her sister Mossfire and another warrior, Jumpfoot, fight over leadership and die. Redscar receives a dream from StarClan that she should be leader.|
|Hollyflower||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Warrior of ShadowClan. She is hunting with Archeye and Brackenfoot when they see a fox try to attack a ThunderClan kit. The patrol fights off the fox and is thanked by the kit, Tigerkit.|
|Hollystar||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of ShadowClan when the first code is established.|
|Ivytail||Black, white, and tortoiseshell||First mentioned as an apprentice in The Sight. Mentored by Rowanclaw. Mentored Dawnpelt.|
|Jaggedtooth||Ginger Tabby||Rogue/warrior introduced in Forest of Secrets. Was one of the rogues Brokentail recruited to attack ThunderClan in cooperation with Tigerclaw. Joined ShadowClan after Tigerclaw became leader and became one of his most trusted and savage followers. Joined BloodClan upon Tigerstar's death. Nearly killed Bramblepaw during the battle but was chased away by apprentices. He wasn't heard of after then. Mentored Rowanclaw.|
|Jumpfoot||Black||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Warrior in StarClan when the ninth code is established. After Snowstar and Brightwhisker die, Redscar asks for volunteers to take their places. Jumpfoot volunteers but Mossfire does as well. They decide to fight for the leadership. They end up killing each other instead. Flowerstem becomes leader.|
|Kinkfur||Brown Tabby||She-cat with fur that sticks out at all angles as listed in the allegiances. Warrior mentioned in Eclipse. In Night Whispers, she becomes mother of Dewkit, Sparrowkit, and Mistkit.|
|Lakestorm||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Deputy of ShadowClan. Did not agree with the second code until StarClan sends a sign.|
|Littlecloud||Small Brown Tabby||Current medicine cat. Formerly a warrior introduced in Rising Storm. Came to ThunderClan with Whitethroat to seek help because of illnesses in ShadowClan. Chose the path of a medicine cat after Runningnose retired. Was mentored by Clawface as a warrior. Mentored Flametail.|
|Lilystar||Pale grey||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of ShadowClan and decides to add the fourth code to the warrior code.|
|Marshkit||?||Kit mentioned in The New Prophecy. Became friends with Birchkit during the Great Journey. He is the littermate of Applefur and Toadfoot and the son of Tallpoppy. After The New Prophecy he is never mentioned again. He may have died sometime after The New Prophecy.|
|Marshscar||Grey||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Deputy of ShadowClan when the tenth code is added. Watches Ripplestar fall off the Great Rock and wants to avenge his death by killing Finchstar. It turns out that StarClan killed him. Finchstar declares the tenth code.|
|Mossfire||Tortoiseshell||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Warrior in ShadowClan when the ninth code is added. Her sister is Flowerstem. After Snowstar and Brightwhisker die, Redscar asks for volunteers to take their places. Jumpfoot volunteers but Mossfire does as well. They decide to fight for the leadership. They end up killing each other instead. Flowerstem becomes leader.|
|Nightwing||Black||She-cat mentioned in Dawn during the Great Journey. She gets angry that they came to the mountains when her son, Smokepaw, falls off a cliff. Blackstar reassures her that he will not be forgotten. Never mentioned after it happened.|
|Oakfur||Brown||Mentored Tawnypelt, Smokepaw, Ferretpaw and Tigerheart. Mentored by Wetfoot.|
|Oakleaf||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Agreed with Daisytail and Hawkfoot that a kit should be six moons before he or she becomes an apprentice before the fight between ShadowClan and WindClan could break out. This is when the fifth code was established.|
|Olivenose||Tortoiseshell||First mentioned in Eclipse. Mentored by Crowfrost. Also seen in "Battles of the Clans" as an apprentice having a training session with Tigerheart and the other apprentices.|
|Owlclaw||Light Brown||First mentioned as an apprentice in The Sight. Mentored by Smokefoot.|
|Pinenose||Black||Apprentice mentioned in The Fourth Apprentice. Mentored by Ratscar.|
|Raggedstar||Dark Brown Tabby||Leader first mentioned in Into the Wild. Was the former leader of ShadowClan before his own son Brokenstar killed him. Was the mate of Yellowfang, and thus Brokenstar's father. Mentored Clawface and Brokenstar.|
|Ratscar||Brown||Warrior mentioned in Eclipse. Mentored Shrewfoot. Has a long scar across his back giving him his name. Mentored Pinepaw. He is seen training in the Dark Forest in Sign of the Moon. Said to be littermates with Snowbird in The Last Hope.|
|Redscar||Long jagged scar across face||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Medicine cat of ShadowClan when the ninth code is added. After the former leader Snowstar dies, Brightwhisker is going to take his place. Before Brightwhisker travels to the Moonstone, she comes down with greencough. Redscar thinks it is whitecough but she dies before she can appoint a deputy. He receives a dream from StarClan telling him that Flowerstem should become leader since she watches her sister, Mossfire, die in front of her.|
|Redwillow||Mottled Ginger||First mentioned as an apprentice in Eclipse. Mentored by Whitewater. He is seen training in the Dark Forest in Sign of the Moon and is later killed in The Last Hope by Blackstar for his treachery.|
|Ripplestar||Black and orange||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader in StarClan when the tenth code is added. Launches an attack at the Gathering. Fights with Finchstar on the Great Rock but is killed by StarClan for attacking the Clans by falling of the Great Rock. Finchstar declares the tenth code.|
|Rowanstar||Ginger||Introduced as an apprentice in the original series. Became an apprentice around the same time that Darkflower returned to her life as a warrior and that Cedarheart was an apprentice. In the first three books of the "New Prophecy" series, she is a she-cat but then, due to an error, he is a tom in the rest of the books. Became the mate of Tawnypelt and fathered three kits, Tigerheart, Flametail and Dawnpelt. Had a close confrontation with Brambleclaw over territory in Starlight. Apprenticed by Jaggedtooth and mentored Talonpaw, who later died after being attacked by the hostile kittypets at the nearby Twoleg nest, and Ivytail. It is shown in Battles of the Clans that he is the new deputy after the death of Russetfur. In Bramblestar's Storm, Rowanclaw becomes Rowanstar as a result of Blackstar's death.|
|Runningnose||Grey and white||ShadowClan medicine cat during the original series. Ironically always has a cold and running nose, hence his name. Dies of unknown causes between Starlight and Twilight. He also appeared alongside Raggedstar when Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Tigerheart faked the StarClan sign. Was mentored by Yellowfang and mentored Littlecloud.|
|Russetfur||Dark Ginger||Rogue/warrior introduced in Forest of Secrets. Used to be ShadowClan's deputy. Was one of the rogues who joined ShadowClan after Tigerstar became leader. Assisted in the final battle against BloodClan and became deputy after Blackstar became leader. Accidentally killed by Lionblaze during a battle with ThunderClan in Fading Echoes. She is said to be one of the rogues that Tigerstar recruited after he had the rogues chased out of ShadowClan. However, in "Battles of the Clans" she is in a battle with ThunderClan alongside Blackfoot and Stumpytail. Since Stumpytail died before Tigerstar and the rogues returned to ShadowClan, this hints that she is Clanborn, was chased out of ShadowClan in into the wild by the ThunderClan warriors, and was the fourth warrior alongside Brokenstar when he attacked the ThunderClan camp in Fire and Ice. In Yellowfang's Secret, she is revealed to have lived as a loner in the human town under the name Red before joining ShadowClan. She is also Raggedstar's half-sister, as the share the same father, Hal. As an apprentice in ShadowClan, she is mentored by Featherstorm, although in Fading Echoes, Fernshade is mistakenly said to be her mentor. She rose through the ranks of ShadowClan, eventually becoming the deputy under Blackstar's leadership. She is deputy until her death.|
|Scorchfur||Dark Grey||Apprentice mentioned in Eclipse. Mentored by Snaketail.|
|Shrewfoot||Grey with Black paws||Apprentice mentioned in Eclipse. Mentored by Ratscar.|
|Smokefoot||Black||Warrior first mentioned in The Sight. It was believed that Smokepaw, the apprentice who fell off of a cliff in Dawn, and Smokefoot were the same cat, but in the 7th Erin Hunter Chat, Vicky confirmed that Smokepaw and Smokefoot are not the same cat. His apprentice was Owlclaw.|
|Smokepaw||?||Apprentice mentioned in Dawn. Son of Nightwing. Dies when he falls off a cliff.|
|Snaketail||Dark Brown with tabby striped tail.||Warrior mentioned in Eclipse. Mentored Scorchfur.|
|Snowbird||White||Warrior mentioned in The Sight. Said to be littermates with Ratscar in The Last Hope.|
|Snowstar||Grey||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader in StarClan when the ninth code is added. Dies and Brightwhisker succeeds him until she dies of a case of greencough. Sends Redscar a dream that Flowerstem should be leader.|
|Splashnose||Dusty brown with white streak on her muzzle||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Mother of Driftkit and Fallowkit. Tries to defend her kits when Sunnytail scolds them. This accident leads to the establishment of the fourth code.|
|Starlingwing||Ginger||Apprentice mentioned in The Fourth Apprentice. Mentored by Tawnypelt.|
|Stumpytail||Brown tabby||Warrior mentioned in Into the Wild. Mentored Brownpaw. Presumably dies in the rat infection in Rising Storm.|
|Sunnytail||Ginger and white with bright orange tail||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Deputy of ShadowClan. Find Driftkit and Fallowkit playing with the last piece of fresh-kill and scolds them. Agrees on the fourth code.|
|Tallpoppy||Light Brown||Queen/Elder and mother of Applefur, Marshkit, and Toadfoot. She joined the elders in between Sunset and The Sight. Became friends with Ferncloud during the Great Journey.|
|Talonpaw||?||Apprentice in New Prophecy series. Mentored by Rowanclaw. Was killed by two hostile kittypets.|
|Toadfoot||Dark Brown||Warrior mentioned in The New Prophecy. Brother to Marshkit and Applefur and son of Tallpoppy. He befriended Birchkit during the Great Journey. Returns as a warrior in Outcast. He was one of the warriors who went on the journey to break the dam in Omen of the Stars.|
|Wetfoot||Grey Tabby||First mentioned as the apprentice of Boulder in Into The Wild. He and Littlecloud become warriors after Brokenstar, Blackfoot, Clawface and Boulder are driven out of ShadowClan. Mentored Oakfur. Presumably dies of the disease caused by the infected rats in Rising Storm.|
|Whitewater||White, blind in one eye||Warrior/Elder mentioned in Eclipse. Mentored Redwillow.|
|Whitethroat||Black with White chest||First mentioned in Rising Storm when he and Littlecloud came to ThunderClan because their Clan was very sick and so were they. Cinderpelt secretly cured them in a tree near the edge of ThunderClan territory. Later in the story Fireheart was chasing him out of ThunderClan territory when he was hit by a Twoleg monster and died.|
|Wildfur||?||Mentioned in Fading Echoes by Littlecloud. When Littlecloud was the medicine cat apprentice, Wildfur's legs were crushed by a collapsing burrow. They were only bruised, but his spine was broken. He would die of a cough in his chest due to staying in the medicine cat den and not getting enough exercise.|
|Yellowstar||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of ShadowClan when the thirteenth code is established.|
SkyClan is the fifth Clan of the original forest territories, a fact that was unknown to all cats except for Firestar, Sandstorm, Graystripe, Cinderpelt, Bramblestar, Squirrelflight, Alderheart, the new SkyClan, and StarClan. Their camp was located where the Twolegplace where Barley's farm currently sits and is also spread over to where Firestar's friend, Smudge, lives SkyClan cats have the unique ability to jump very high, a technique that has been passed on to some kittypets and rogues in the rocky canyon. They were driven out when their part of the forest was excavated to create a Twolegplace. Homeless and starving, SkyClan appealed to the other Clans for help, but none of them wanted to redivide their territory and as such SkyClan was forced to leave the forest. They traveled north along the river before finally settling in a rocky canyon. Before long, however, an intelligent and malicious horde of rats attacked and killed most of the Clan, forcing the remnants to scatter across the nearby forest and Twolegplaces.
Modern SkyClan was reformed when Firestar, with the help of Sandstorm, set out to reunite the lost descendants of the Clan throughout the nearby area. Later, after rebuilding the lost Clan, SkyClan was able to defeat the rat pack and live in peace for moons to come under leadership of Leafstar. SkyClan is still trying to enlarge their clan, since at the moment it is very small. SkyClan have warriors that are at the gorge in the morning but sleep with their human owners at night. These cats are called "Daylight warriors", but the warriors in the clan sometimes call them "Kitty warriors".
They are eventually driven out by The Kin who claim the Gorge as their own. During their exile, SkyClan is discovered by a ThunderClan apprentice named Twigpaw (later Twigbranch) who brings her kin back to the Lake Territories. With all of the five clans together, Darktail and his rouges are defeated.
Leafstar, a brown and cream tabby she-cat with amber eyes, was a rogue named Leaf before she came to SkyClan. After she joined, Firestar gave her the warrior name of Leafdapple, and she mentored Sparrowpelt. StarClan later chose Leafdapple to be leader because of her thoughtful personality and understanding of the warrior code. Firestar at first doesn't feel comfortable with her being the leader, but he realizes how perceptive she is when she tells him that she knows his first loyalty is to his own Clan at home. During her leader ceremony, the ancient leaders of the four Clans come together to give her four of her nine lives as an apology to SkyClan for driving them out. Leafstar is also in love with Billystorm, a daylight-warrior, and they became mates. They have Firekit (named after Firestar), Stormkit (named after Sandstorm), and Harrykit (named after Sol's house cat name, Harry).
A dark ginger tabby tom with broad shoulders and green eyes, Sharpclaw was first a rogue named Scratch. After he joined SkyClan he received his warrior name Sharpclaw. He was a mentor to Cherrytail and is currently SkyClan's deputy. He tends to have a quick temper and sharp tongue. In the SkyClan manga, it is revealed that he has a crush on Cherrytail. He was killed by the rogue leader Darktail. Hawkwing, his son, succeeds him as deputy.
A silver-grey tabby she-cat with dark grey paws and green eyes and a white chest and a fluffy tail, Echosong was a former kittypet named Echo, but was given the role of SkyClan's medicine cat after she began to have dreams of the ancient SkyClan and StarClan. At first she was unsure of interpreting dreams from her warrior ancestors, but later grew into her role as a medicine cat. Later, Fawnstep, the medicine cat of SkyClan at the time of its exile, said she would be sharing dreams with her, implying that Fawnstep would be Echosong's mentor. She receives the vision that makes Leafstar leader.
A scarred, very old, dark grey tom with matted fur and pale blue eyes, Skywatcher was also known as Moony. Skywatcher was an old cat who was the last true warrior of SkyClan, named Sky, until Firestar and Sandstorm rebuilt SkyClan. He was the one to show them around SkyClan territory. He died in his sleep, but Firestar believes that he wanted to live to see SkyClan rebuilt. He returns to give Leafstar one of her nine lives and he is also the cat to inform Firestar of the Power of Three prophecy: "There will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws."
A small tortoiseshell and white she-cat, Cherrytail was a former kittypet named Cherry, and teased Skywatcher for his strange behaviors, but later learns she is a SkyClan cat and becomes Cherrypaw, mentored by Sharpclaw. At the end of Firestar's Quest she receives her warrior name, and mentors Rockpaw (later Rockshade). She is the sister of Sparrowpelt. She is very brave, excitable, and lively. She also mates with Sharpclaw, giving birth to Hawkkit, Cloudkit, and Blossomkit. The three cats' warrior names are Hawkwing, Cloudmist, and Blossomheart.
A pale grey she-cat with blue eyes, Petalnose was a former kittypet named Petal who was rescued by Firestar, Sandstorm, and SkyClan from an abusive Twoleg. Her mate is Rainfur, who died in the battle with the rats, and her two kits are Mintfur and Sagenose. After she was rescued she decided to stay in SkyClan with her mate and serve as a warrior once her kits were ready to be apprenticed.
A black-and-white tom with green eyes, Patchfoot was formerly a rogue named Patch. Due to a rat attack, his shoulder was injured. When he recovered, thanks to Spottedleaf showing Sandstorm and Firestar how to treat rat bites with burdock root, Patchfoot joined the fight against the rats. At the end of Firestar's Quest, he mentors Bouncepaw, who later turns into Bouncefire. In SkyClan's Destiny, Clovertail is expecting his kits.
A dark brown tabby tom with yellow eyes, Sparrowpelt was formerly a kittypet named Boris. He and his sister Cherrytail teased Skywatcher for his strange behaviors. Later, however, he learns he is a SkyClan cat and becomes Sparrowpaw, mentored by Leafdapple. He later mentors Tinycloud.
A light grey tom with dark grey flecks, Rainfur was formerly a rogue. At first, he didn't want to join SkyClan but later was forced to ask for the Clan's help to rescue his mate, Petal (later Petalnose), from her cruel Twoleg owner. In the end, he decided to join SkyClan but was killed in the battle against the rats. He appeared in Leafstar's leader ceremony to reassure Firestar that his death wasn't his fault. He is also the father of Mintfur and Sagenose.
A light brown she-cat with a white belly and legs and green eyes, Clovertail was formerly a loner named Clover. She first met Firestar and Sandstorm while defending her kits against a fox. Afterwards, she joins SkyClan, but initially only for protection. In the end, her loyalty for SkyClan is proven when she fought in the battle against the rats. Apparently, she is partly descended from RiverClan, given that she is an avid swimmer and the fact that Firestar saw that Birchstar and Heavystep looked very much like Clovertail at Leafstar's leader ceremony. She is the mother of Rockshade, Bouncefire, and Tinycloud. She had three kits with Patchfoot: Birdpaw, Honeypaw, and Sandypaw.
A black tom with a torn ear, Rockshade is one of the three kits of Clovertail's litter, formerly a loner named Rock. His mentor is Cherrytail. His warrior name is revealed to be Rockshade in SkyClan's Destiny.
A white she-cat with deep blue eyes, Tinycloud is one of the three kits of Clovertail's litter, formerly a loner named Tiny. Her mentor is Sparrowpelt. Her warrior name, Tinycloud, is revealed in SkyClan's Destiny. When she is given her warrior name, she disapproves of it. She says she is no longer tiny and should be named differently. Later, she changes her mind, knowing that it is part of the warrior naming ritual.
A ginger tom, Bouncefire is one of the three kits of Clovertail's litter, formerly a loner named Bounce, he is later named Bouncefire by Leafstar.
Sagenose is a pale grey tom named after the sage in his former Twoleg's garden. He is one of Petalnose and Rainfur's two kits, formerly a kittypet named Sage. His sister is Mintfur.
Mintfur is a grey tabby she-cat named after the mint in her former Twoleg's garden. She is one of Petalnose and Rainfur's two kits, formerly a kittypet named Mint. Her brother is Sagenose. Her warrior name is revealed to be Mintfur. She is Waspwhisker's apprentice at the time of SkyClan's Destiny.
Lichenfur is a former loner that refused to join SkyClan in Firestar's Quest, but joined sometime between Firestar’s Quest and SkyClan's Destiny. In Firestar's Quest, her name was Lichen. She is described as a mottled grey she-cat with amber eyes.
Tangle is a bad-tempered rogue that comes to the SkyClan territory occasionally for shelter in SkyClan's Destiny. He refused to listen to Firestar's offer to join SkyClan in Firestar's Quest. But later on he decided to join SkyClan as an elder. He is described as a large tabby tom with ragged fur and amber eyes.
Egg is a long-legged, sleek, cream-colored tom with blue eyes and a shredded ear. He joined SkyClan after Sharpclaw told him that the fox that had invaded his home was staying there for good. His mentor was Sharpclaw.
Waspwhisker is a grey and white tom with a scar that wraps around his belly down to his tail. Formerly a lost kittypet until SkyClan found him. His mate is Fallowfern and his kits are Nettlesplash, Plumwillow, Rabbitleap, and Creekfeather. In the allegiances of SkyClan's Destiny, he is mistakenly called Hunchfoot because his name was changed at the last moment.
A skinny black tom, Shrewtooth is from the same Twoleg house as Petalnose and her kits. He never told anyone where he was from and was nervous very often. Later on, the Clan attacked his former Twoleg owner. At the end of SkyClan's Destiny, Leafstar said that Shrewtooth had gone from being extremely nervous to one of her best warriors.
Ebonyclaw is a striking black she-cat. She puts a wad of moss in between her neck and her kittypet collar, to keep it from making sound while hunting. She is a daylight-warrior. She was also Frecklepaw's original mentor. Ebonyclaw also mentored Hawkwing, Cherrytail's kit. When SkyClan moves away to find the rest of the Clans, she makes the decision to stay with her Twolegs, no longer a warrior of SkyClan.
Billystorm is a ginger and white tom with green eyes, and he is a daylight-warrior. He is in love with Leafstar and eventually becomes her mate. He also has 3 kits with Leafstar: Firefern, Stormheart and Harrybrook. Firefern and Stormheart both die, as shown in Hawkwing's Journey.
Harveymoon is a white tom with a broad back, and a daylight-warrior. He was banned from the clan for one moon along with Macgyver for arguing with Sharpclaw, saying that since they were not going to be sleeping in the caves, they should not have to clean them out. He comes back a much better warrior, along with Macgyver. In an exclusive SkyClan Manga, he chases out 2 dogs with Macgyver, showing their true loyalty.
Macgyver is a black and white tom, and a daylight-warrior. It is said that he never took a warrior name.
Frecklewish is a mottled light brown tabby she-cat with spotted legs, and a daylight-warrior. She was originally Ebonyclaw's apprentice, but was later changed to the apprenticeship of Echosong, for training as a medicine cat. She was at first not accepted to be a medicine cat apprentice, because she was a daylight-warrior and wasn't there half of the time. In a manga at the end of SkyClan's Destiny it shows her full medicine cat name, Frecklewish.
Fallowfern is a Pale brown she-cat with blue eyes. She is the mother of Waspwhisker's kits: Rabbitkit, Creekkit, Nettlekit, and Plumkit. In a manga at the end of SkyClan's Destiny it skips ahead and shows the kits getting their warrior names: Nettlesplash, Creekfeather, Plumwillow, and Rabbitleap.
Birdwing is a black she-cat with green eyes. She is shown to be bright and cheerful. She is Clovertail's and Patchfoot's daughter and the sister of Honeytail and Sandynose. She was one of the group of young warriors and apprentices that ate housecat food, and the human put medicine on her then injured eye to help it heal, which it did. She was revealed to have kits by Hawkwing's Journey.
Honeytail is a pale she-cat. She is the sister of Birdwing and Sandynose and the daughter of Clovertail and Patchfoot.
Sandynose is a grey tom cat with darker grey legs and ears. He is the sibling of Birdwing and Honeytail and the child of Clovertail and Patchfoot. His mate is Plumwillow, who bears him Reedclaw, Finleap, and Dewspring.
Former SkyClan members
Cats that were at one time a part of SkyClan then left.
A brown tabby tom with amber eyes, Shortwhisker was formerly a kittypet named Hutch. During his time in SkyClan, Shortwhisker was nervous around other cats, similar to Ravenpaw in ThunderClan. He overcame his fear and fought in the battle against the rats. After the battle, he realizes that Clan life isn't suited for him, a decision that Firestar and Leafstar respect, and reverts to Hutch. Hutch also promised to spread the word to other cats about SkyClan.
Snookthorn is a black and white tom and a former daylight warrior. He left to be a house cat after he saw the look of hate in the humans' eyes when SkyClan was trying to help a child, as he said that humans were not his enemy. He left right after he got his warrior name. Also a SkyClan descendant. Snookthorn always admired Bouncefire, who died to Darktail treachery.
A brown tom with yellow eyes and a torn ear, Stick joined SkyClan but when it was time for his warrior naming, he decided to keep his name. He stayed at his town after the battle with Dodge. Father to Red and former mate of Velvet. Stick is a little hostile to Leafstar because she refused to kill Dodge in Skyclan's Destiny.
Brown tom with a stub for a tail and amber eyes, Shorty joined SkyClan but when it was time for his warrior naming, he decided to keep his name, similar to what Stick did. He stayed at his town after the battle with Dodge.
Black tom with amber eyes and a long coat, Coal joined SkyClan but when it was time for his warrior naming, he decided to keep his name. He stayed at his town after the battle with Dodge.
Black she-cat with a ripped ear, Cora joined SkyClan but when it was time for her warrior naming, she kept her own name. She stayed at her town after the battle with Dodge. She took a mate with Shorty, as shown in Hawkwing's Journey.
Pale Gray she-cat. Curlypaw trained under Hawkwing before leaving SkyClan to become a Kittypet.
Ancient SkyClan cats
Not much is known about the ancient SkyClan cats, who were driven out of the forest by Twolegs, as not many details were added. There are more cats, but some of their names are not mentioned in the book.
Formerly a mountain cat, Skystar is the first leader of SkyClan, previously named Clear Sky. His parents are Quiet Rain and Dewy Leaf and his brothers are Gray Wing and Jagged Peak. He abandons his son, Thunder.
A small, light pale grey tom with white patches like clouds, huge water-blue eyes, thorn-sharp claw tips, and a neat, well-shaped head, Cloudstar was the leader of SkyClan when they were driven from the forest. Cloudstar and his Clan used to live in what is now the Twolegplace and were forced to leave the forest because of human developments over that area, despite asking other Clans for assistance. Cloudstar's mate, Birdflight stayed behind with ThunderClan because of her kits. Cloudstar came into Firestar's dreams to plead for help and to tell him that he must rebuild SkyClan, and also visited the dreams of Firestar's old friend Smudge, whose house is situated over the place where the SkyClan camp used to be. In the end, SkyClan was rebuilt and Cloudstar comes to give Leafstar one of her nine lives and reunites with Birdflight, as well as their kits, Spottedpelt and Gorseclaw. Because of Spottedleaf and Tigerclaw's striking resemblance to Spottedpelt and Gorseclaw, it is believed that they are descended from SkyClan.
Cloudstar's deputy, a ginger tom with green eyes. His warrior name was Buzzardtail. He becomes leader after Cloudstar, according to SkyClan's Destiny.
SkyClan's medicine cat when SkyClan was driven out of the forest, a small light brown tabby she-cat with a white chest and paws. She is believed to walk in Echosong's dreams, and she taught Echosong, seeing as there was no official medicine cat to train her when she joined.
Birdflight was a beautiful, long-furred light brown tabby she-cat with amber eyes. Birdflight was Cloudstar's mate, and stayed behind in ThunderClan to save her kits, Spottedpelt and Gorseclaw.
Fernpelt is a dark brown tabby she-cat. In one of Firestar's dreams, she catches a squirrel to show Firestar that he should look for cats that have jumping skills as SkyClan descendants.
Mousefang was a sand-colored she-cat with green eyes.
Nightfur was a black tom with a grey muzzle.
A grey tabby tom, his revealed warrior name is Oakstep in SkyClan's Destiny.
Spottedpelt is a slender tortoiseshell she-cat. She is Gorseclaw's sister. Stayed in ThunderClan when SkyClan left the forest since they were tiny kits, unable to make any journey. Said to bear a very strong resemblance to Spottedleaf, and is suspected to be related to Spottedleaf and Tigerstar.
Gorseclaw is a dark brown tabby tom with amber eyes. He is Spottedpelt's brother. He stayed in ThunderClan when SkyClan left the forest since they were tiny kits, unable to make any journey. Said to bear a very strong resemblance to Tigerstar, and is suspected to be related to both Tigerstar and Spottedleaf.
Last leader of Ancient SkyClan, Spiderstar was a dark brown tabby tom.
Last deputy of Ancient SkyClan, Honeyleaf was a ginger tabby she-cat with green eyes.
Last medicine cat of Ancient SkyClan, Brackenheart was a young brown tabby tom.
Minor SkyClan characters
The following are characters in SkyClan that have a minor part in the Warriors series.
|Beechstar||Brown tabby||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Former leader of SkyClan. Mothpelt is his son. Even though Maplewhisker is deputy, he wants Mothpelt to become leader. He wants Mothpelt to take revenge on RiverClan. Now a member of StarClan.|
|Birchstar||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of SkyClan when the first code is established. Also agrees on the second code.|
|Darkstar||Dark brown with soft, thick fur underlaid with black||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of SkyClan when the thirteenth code is established. He is on his last life when he decides to give Vinestar part of SkyClan's territory because ThunderClan has new kits. Raincloud jumps on the Great Rock and challenges him but loses. After their argument, Darkstar declares that a leader's word is the warrior code.|
|Hawkstar||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of SkyClan when the tenth code is added. Reedstar and he are ignoring each other on the night of the Gathering the tenth code is added. Fights against ShadowClan until Ripplestar dies and Finchstar declares the tenth code.|
|Maplestar||Ginger||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. She is the deputy of SkyClan as Maplewhisker but did not become leader because Beechstar wants Mothpelt to become leader. After Mothpelt needs saving, Robinwing and the rest of SkyClan believes she should be leader, Maplestar.|
|Mothpelt||Black and brown||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. His father is Beechstar. He was not deputy when Beechstar dies but Beechstar tells him to lead SkyClan and attack RiverClan for Beechstar's death. Robinwing tries to stop him but he wants to avenge his father's death. Because of this, he needs to be saved. Maplewhisker takes leadership because she is deputy.|
|Mottlepaw||Black and white||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Apprentice of SkyClan when the eleventh code was added. Apprentice and son to Poppycloud. He accidentally crosses the ThunderClan border because he couldn't smell it. Lionstar, the ThunderClan leader comes to talk to Rowanstar about it. Poppycloud suggests that there should be a code about marking the borders daily. Her suggestion becomes the eleventh code.|
|Nightmask||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Deputy of SkyClan when the eleventh code was added.|
|Oddfoot||Brown tabby with one of his paws twisted inward||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Warrior of SkyClan when the eleventh code was established.|
|Poppycloud||Tortoiseshell||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Warrior of SkyClan when the eleventh code was added. Mentor and mother to Mottlepaw. Mottlepaw accidentally crosses the ThunderClan border because he could smell it. Lionstar, the ThunderClan leader comes to talk to Rowanstar about it. Poppycloud suggests that there should be a code about marking the borders daily. Her suggestion becomes the eleventh code.|
|Pricklenose||?||A friend of Lowbranch.|
|Raincloud||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Deputy of SkyClan when the thirteenth code is added. At a Gathering, Darkstar tells Vinestar he is giving part of the territory to ThunderClan. Raincloud challenges her leader on the Great Rock, seeing if he is sure. When Raincloud loses the argument, Darkstar creates the thirteenth code.|
|Rainsplash||Speckled gray||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Deputy of SkyClan when the second code is added to the warrior code.|
|Robinwing||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Warrior of SkyClan when the eighth code is added. He believes that SkyClan should not fight RiverClan because they could not lose any more cats. When Mothpelt falls in the river, he needs saving. He, with the rest of SkyClan, believes Maplewhisker should be leader because she is deputy. He wants the eighth code.|
|Rowanstar||Black and brown||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Leader of SkyClan when the eleventh code is added. When Lionstar comes into the camp and asks about the borders, Poppycloud suggested that there should be a code about marking borders daily. Her suggestion becomes the eleventh code.|
|Rubblepaw||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Apprentice when Maplewhisker becomes leader and Robinwing declars the eighth code. Helps pull SkyClan cats out of the river with the help of his mentor Spiderpelt, Maplewhisker, and Robinwing.|
|Spiderpelt||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Warrior when Maplewhisker becomes leader and Robinwing declares the eighth code. Helps pull SkyClan cats out of the river with the help of his apprentice Rubblepaw, Maplewhisker, and Robinwing.|
|Squirrelfur||Red-brown||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Warrior when Maplewhisker becomes leader and Robinwing declars the eighth code. Almost drowns in the river but he is pulled out by Robinwing.|
|Twig||?||Skywatcher's brother, but he went to live with Twolegs and has not been seen since.|
|Twigtail||?||Mentioned in Code of the Clans. Medicine cat of SkyClan when the thirteenth code is established.|
SkyClan eventually moves territory in "Squirrelflight's Hope" and settles there.
BloodClan is a group of ex-kittypets, rogues, and loners (cats who are not kittypets or part of a Clan) living in the large section of human suburbs (Twolegplace) located outside the forest, distinguished by the fact that they wear collars laden with teeth. BloodClan does not have a warrior code, do not believe in StarClan, and do not have the organization structure found in the other Clans. As a result, BloodClan is run in the style of a dictatorship, and cats who either break the rules or desire to leave are maimed or killed.
Bone is a huge, muscular, battle-scarred, black-and-white tom with green eyes. He serves as the unofficial "deputy" of BloodClan, and is Scourge's main enforcer, performing his dirty work. He also wears a collar around his neck similar to Scourge's. He kills Whitestorm during the final battle in The Darkest Hour before being swarmed and killed by a group of apprentices: Bramblepaw, Tawnypaw, Ashpaw, Featherpaw, and Stormpaw.
Scourge (Tiny at birth), a small black tom with icy blue eyes and single white paw, rules BloodClan through fear and a survival-of-the-fittest mentality, and refuses to provide for any cat who cannot support him- or herself. He permits the mates of she-cats nursing kits to hunt for their mates purely out of pragmatism, so that the Clan does not cease to exist when all the elder cats die and there are no younger cats to replace them. Despite his small size, he is a very capable and dangerous fighter, and neither any sort of warrior's ethical code or merciful impulses restrain him in battle; he is brutal and ruthless (Rock says in Cats of the Clans that he lacks "any sense of right or wrong"). To show his capability to kill, he wears a collar studded with teeth and claws from dogs and cats he has killed, and his claws have been reinforced with dogs' teeth. The color of his collar has not been mentioned in the books, but was colored purple in The Rise of Scourge. His weakness is revealed to be his skepticism towards StarClan, which means he does not have nine lives.
It has been confirmed by the authors that Firestar is Scourge's half-brother (Scourge and Firestar share the same father), as implied in The Rise of Scourge when Quince wonders about why the litter did not share its father's ginger color, making Firestar also the half-brother of Socks and Ruby, Scourge's littermates. Scourge is then related to Cloudtail, Leafpool, Princess, Squirrelflight, Whitewing, Whitewing's kits Dovewing and Ivypool, Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, Brambleclaw, Alderpaw, Sparkpaw, and Jayfeather.
Scourge's evil nature is explained in The Rise of Scourge. It is revealed that he was originally known as Tiny and from a young age, his brother Socks and sister Ruby treat him very badly, bullying him about his size and mocking him. His mother tells them not to pick on him, but never really defends him the way he wants her to. When Ruby taunts him that he will be drowned in the river because no humans want to adopt him, Tiny runs away by himself. He wanders into forest territory and is attacked by Tigerpaw who is patrolling the border of ThunderClan territory with Bluefur and his mentor, Thistleclaw. Tigerpaw wants to kill him, but is stopped at the last moment by Bluefur. Tiny develops a lifelong grudge against Tigerpaw for this unfair fight. Afraid to go home and terrified to go into the forest and face more abuse from cats like Tigerpaw, Tiny soon moves to the alleys of a city, where he finds an old dog. One of its teeth falls out and he tries to use it to cut off his collar, but ends up getting it stuck. He finds a group of thin cats who are eating a small piece of chicken from human garbage. In order to convince them to share their food he makes up a story about killing a dog and ripping the teeth from its skull as a sort of trophy. Though skeptical, the cats let him have a bite.
The next day, however, a group of cats, led by two cats called Bone and Brick, have heard his story. They ask him to kill a dog behind a deli who is stealing their food. Afraid of the dog, but realizing that he will be revealed to be a liar and driven out if he refuses to fight the dog, Tiny approaches the dog. By sheer luck, the dog is frightened by Tiny's shadow, which appears about three times as large as Tiny really is, and flees; Tiny is clever enough to convince the other cats he frightened the dog away. The other stray cats are amazed and treat him almost like a god. This is the point where he decides to change his name; the other cats have never asked for his name before, so instead of telling them his name is Tiny, he makes up the new, more intimidating name Scourge. He becomes the leader by default, and cats begin to seek his advice and aid. A group of rogues from the forest wander in and begin bullying and abusing the local cats, who turn to their leader, Scourge, for protection. Scourge cannot bluff these cats as he tricked the dog, and the forest rogues openly mock and threaten him. Unwilling to back away from his position of power, Scourge kills one of them in cold blood, frightening the other forest rogues away and solidifying his hold over the alley cats.
Later, Socks and Ruby wander into his territory; they were adopted as house cats, but are forgotten when their owners move. As dependent pets, they never learned to hunt for their own food, so they ask Scourge for help. Scourge questions why he should help them after everything they did to him, and shocks his siblings when he reveals he is the leader of BloodClan. Scourge ultimately allows them eat some of his food, then banishes them from his territory, completing his transformation into a cold-blooded villain.
Scourge forms the alley cats into BloodClan. They copy his ways, even making collars for themselves out of the teeth of the dogs they have slain and cats they have murdered. Scourge appoints Bone, a terrifying black and white cat, as his second-in-command. Tigerstar is led by Boulder, a former follower of Scourge, into Scourge's territory within the maze-like alleys. Tigerstar, who is at this point leader of ShadowClan, is slightly amused by the tiny leader, but after seeing the numbers of his followers and their collars, decides to ask Scourge to join him in battle against ThunderClan and WindClan, promising him a share of their land. He never intends to keep his word, thinking that once he has all the forest clans united under his rule, he will easily be able to get rid of Scourge, whom he severely underestimates because of Scourge's small size and Tigerstar's own arrogance. Tigerstar clearly does not remember the time when he almost murdered the small black cat as a kitten, though Scourge certainly remembers and despises him, though he very deliberately says nothing about their past confrontation. When WindClan and ThunderClan still refuse to submit to Tigerstar, he shouts at BloodClan to attack, but Scourge's followers refuse to fight without Scourge's orders, enraging Tigerstar. When Scourge refuses to order BloodClan to attack, Tigerstar attacks Scourge, who proves more formidable than Tigerstar ever expected. Scourge takes his revenge by killing Tigerstar, cutting him open from chin to tail, and watches him gleefully as all his nine lives are stripped from him. Later, during the battle with LionClan (all the warrior clans allied together), Scourge takes one of Firestar's lives, but is slain later by the ThunderClan leader.
Ice (born Jumper) is one of Barley's brothers who joins BloodClan and becomes one of Scourge's followers, like Snake. He nearly kills his own sister, Violet.
Snake (born Hoot) is the other one of Barley's brothers who joined BloodClan. He, too, was responsible for almost killing Violet, and is the first to tell Barley of their major change.
Brick is a russet colored tom, a friend of Bone and Scourge, but also a supporter of Tiny/Scourge even before BloodClan is formed. Brick asks Tiny/Scourge to fight one of the dogs in the town that is keeping them from a dumpster full of food.
Snipe is a black tom with green eyes and patches of orange on his fur.
Gremlin is a patchy black-and-white tortoiseshell she-cat with green eyes. She made a deal with Graystripe of ThunderClan in order to protect herself and her unborn kits from being killed in battle.
Scraps is a patchy black-and-white tortoiseshell tom. He is Gremlin's brother and is killed in a battle with ThunderClan.
Fury is a long-furred, tabby she-cat with one working eye. The other has scars across it, from when it was presumably scratched out in battle. She becomes leader of BloodClan after Scourge dies and seeks revenge on the Clan cats.
After death, most of the spirits of Clan cats join to StarClan. StarClan is said to be represented by Silverpelt (the Milky Way), and each individual star represents a single dead warrior. Once a cat dies, he or she joins StarClan in a form in which he or she was most comfortable in. For example, blindness and deafness would be cured, unless the cat had been happier being deaf or blind. StarClan's territory is a forest that is perpetually in warm, comfortable, summer-like conditions. There are neither conflicts (usually) nor disease present. StarClan cats do not remain in StarClan eternally. Instead, they are eventually forgotten by the living and their spirits in StarClan fade slowly away, as mentioned in Fading Echoes.
StarClan warriors keep watch over the Clans, usually watching their own Clan. They provide guidance to the Clans, often in dreams and other signs and omens. StarClan usually visits leaders and medicine cats. Often, this occurs with medicine cats at either the Moonstone revealed in Into the Wild or later at the Moonpool revealed in Starlight. StarClan cannot or do not choose to influence events in the real world. However, in Firestar's Quest, Spottedleaf visited both Firestar and Sandstorm, and treated an injured warrior, showing that StarClan indeed has some level of effect on the real world. The fact that Cinderpelt was reincarnated as Cinderheart is contradictory to that StarClan cannot influence the real world, although they may have chosen to do so.
The Place of No Stars/The Dark Forest
The Place of No Stars, also known as the Dark Forest, is where the spirits of cats who have caused great pain and suffering in the lives of others go or are banished to. In this place, although there is no sun, moon, nor any stars, the entire forest is bathed in a sickly glow. There is no prey and cats feel no hunger either. Cats known to walk the Dark Forest include Thistleclaw, Tigerstar, Hawkfrost, Brokentail, Darkstripe, Clawface, Mapleshade, Shredtail, and Snowtuft. Victoria Holmes revealed on the website concerning fantasy authors Wands and Worlds that StarClan and The Dark Forest exist on different planes; however, there is a clear border between the territories, marked by a wall of mist. Many Clan cats in the Omen of the Stars series visit there for training for a battle against the Clans. However, many of them are oblivious to the fact that the warriors of the Dark Forest are actually training them to destroy the Clans, including StarClan, in their upcoming battle. Instead, they tell the Clan cats that they are doing this to become better warriors. In The Place of No Stars, cats who wish to leave are killed. The cats in training are ordered to fight with their claws unsheathed, which causes wounds in the waking world. Some of the Dark Forest warriors demonstrate what they will be training by using other Dark Forest warriors as dummies. During many of the demonstrations the 'dummies' are maimed or killed. In Omen of the Stars, Ivypool trains there, but when she realizes that it is not right, Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Dovewing ask her to spy on the Dark Forest, because there is a battle between them, StarClan, and the Clans yet to come. In the Great Battle, the Dark Forest spirits attack the Clans.Some cats have escaped, like Mapleshade.
The Tribe of Rushing Water
The Tribe of Rushing Water is a group of smaller cats living in the northern caves of the mountain range that divides much of the land between the old forest territories and the lake territories. Tribe cats do not believe in StarClan; instead, they have their own spiritual equivalent, the Tribe of Endless Hunting. In the Tribe, there is no medicine cat or deputy: the leader, always known as Teller of the Pointed Stones, or Healer, serves both duties in addition to leader. Upon birth, Tribe cats are named by their mother for the first thing they see (which, incidentally, is usually not Floor/Roof/Wall of Cave or somesuch, as described by Rock in "Cats of the Clans"). Eventually, a Tribe cat trains as a to-be (apprentice). They can be either a cave-guard or a prey-hunter, based on their physical appearance, and this future role is determined at birth. Strong, sturdy cats are chosen to be cave-guards, whose job is to defend the Tribe's camp against intruders as well as provide cover for the prey-hunters while hunting. Prey-hunters, chosen for their slender, agile bodies, are adept at hunting in the rocky mountain terrain and can leap high enough to catch large birds. Kit-mothers take care of kits. Tribe cats often cover themselves in mud in order to better blend in with their surroundings, allowing them to catch larger, more exotic prey such as hawks and eagles. It also protects them from the cold mountain wind.
The Tribe typically have no enemies, which leaves them unprepared for attacks by other large predators, an example being Sharptooth. Another example is the other groups of cats attempting to take their territory. They have a firmly rooted tradition, and as such do not welcome the beliefs of other cats, a theme which incorporates the use of people from different cultural and traditional ways of thinking working together to solve a common goal. It is revealed in Outcast of the Power of Three series that the Tribe is among the descendants of the ancient clan of cats who originally lived in the lake territories, of which Rock and Fallen Leaves are members.
Throughout the series, the Clan cats commonly call the Tribe cats by the first word in their name, rather than the whole name (e.g., Lark, Pine, and Brook).
A dark gray tom with amber eyes, Stormfur was formerly a RiverClan cat and has lived in ThunderClan, but currently lives in the Tribe of Rushing Water. He was first introduced as a kit, Stormkit, in Forest of Secrets, when his mother, Silverstream, a RiverClan cat, bore him and his sister, Featherkit, on Sunningrocks in ThunderClan territory, ultimately bleeding out her life for it. Their father was Graystripe, a ThunderClan cat, and in order to avoid shedding blood because of a war between RiverClan and ThunderClan over the kits, he brought them himself to RiverClan and stayed with them. Stormkit became an apprentice, Stormpaw, along with his sister Featherpaw, in A Dangerous Path, mentored by Stonefur.
He and his mate, Brook, met in her Tribe home, and fell in love. He and Brook returned to the forest and helped ThunderClan rebuild from the badger attack and head on to RiverClan. Then, he stayed in ThunderClan when he was banished from RiverClan. He is Graystripe and Silverstream's son, Feathertail's brother, and the half-brother of Bumblestripe, Briarlight, and Blossomfall. Stormfur was very close to Feathertail, but as protective as he was of his sister, he wasn't very happy with her relationship with Crowpaw and openly rejected the tom. He has since decided to return to the Tribe with Brook. He forged his strongest relationships from the journey with Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight. In Moonrise, he felt a brief attraction to Squirrelflight, but flung his affections aside for the good of their Clans. He was unable to ignore his love for Brook so easily. He gets over his mild crush on Squirrelflight and proves it by playfully teasing Bramblestar and Squirrelflight, along with Tawnypelt, about their care for each other. In Outcast, he shows a close relationship with Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight's apparent son Lionblaze. He confides in Lionblaze his past feelings for his supposed mother, making Lionblaze wonder what it would have been like to have Stormfur as a father instead. When Stormfur, Brook, Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, Crowfeather, Breezepelt, Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, and Jayfeather go with Night and Talon to help the Tribe with the intruders, Stormfur and Brook decide that they want to stay in the Tribe, so they say good-bye to the others in Eclipse.
He is father of Lark That Sings At Dawn (Lark), Pine That Clings To Rock (Pine), Breeze That Rustles The Leaves (Breeze), and Feather of Flying Hawk (Feather). Stormfur's also grandson to Crookedstar (Silverstream's father), grand-nephew to Oakheart, great-grandson to Rainflower and Shellheart, cousin to Stonefur (who also was his mentor), Mistystar, and Mosskit (Oakheart's kits), grand-cousin to Primrosepaw, Pikepaw, and Perchkit, Greymist, and Reedwhisker, Mallownose and Sneezecloud (Graymist's kits).
Brook Where Small Fish Swim
Brook is a slender, brown tabby she-cat with gray eyes and is a prey-hunter within the Tribe. She is first introduced in Moonrise, when the journeying group of Clan cats accidentally stumbles upon the Tribe, and instantly takes a liking to Stormfur.
Stormfur decides to stay with Brook in the mountains when the exodus of the four Clans passes through. However, they are exiled from the Tribe following a disastrous attempt by Stormfur to rally the Tribe cats in order to force a group of intruding cats out, after which they travel to the new lake territory of ThunderClan. Brook is sorrowful for Stoneteller's decision to banish Stormfur, but remains by his side. She would learn to hunt and live in the forest and is accepted as a full ThunderClan cat, often providing advice to the younger cats based on her experiences in the mountains. During the events of Outcast she and Stormfur return to the Tribe along with a collection of Clan warriors in order to deal with the intruders threatening the mountains.
Brook has two brothers, Crag Where Eagles Nest (Crag), and Talon of Swooping Eagle (Talon). She is Stormfur's mate. She is the mother of Lark That Sings At Dawn (Lark) and Pine That Clings To Rock (Pine).
Talon of Swooping Eagle
Talon is a massive, broad-shouldered dark brown tabby tom with amber eyes and a scar across the side of his face who serves as a cave-guard in the Tribe. He was first introduced in Moonrise as a Tribe exile, banished by Stoneteller along with other cats for failing to successfully kill the mountain lion Sharptooth. He is also revealed to be Brook's brother, along with Crag. After the group of Clan cats chosen by StarClan on the journey to the sun-drown-place pass through the mountains and attempt to solve the Tribe's problem, Talon, Bird, and Rock return to the Tribe in order to help with the plan to kill Sharptooth. He becomes a member of the Tribe once again after Sharptooth is killed. Talon returns in Outcast and, along with Night of No Stars (Night), journeys to the Clans for help when the Tribe is having problems with trespassing cats stealing prey. In Sign of the Moon he becomes an elder.
Teller of the Pointed Stones
Stoneteller, as he is more commonly known, serves as the Healer of the Tribe. He is an old, long-bodied dark brown tabby tom with a white muzzle and amber eyes. The Healer performs the duties of both a leader and medicine cat, essentially granting him both traditional and spiritual authority over his Tribemates. The name given to the Tribe's healer is always the same, and as such there have been several Stonetellers over the course of the Tribe's history. This particular Stoneteller is well-suited to leading his Tribe, but is forced to deal with a number of crises (Sharptooth, the unnamed group of trespassing cats, etc.) that threaten their survival and unnerve his faith in the Tribe of Endless Hunting, the Tribe's spiritual equivalent of StarClan. As there are no other cats in a position of power to advise him, Stoneteller often feels overwhelmed by his responsibilities and can be prone to making rash decisions. Later in Sign of the Moon, he dies of old age.
Crag Where Eagles Nest
A dark grey tom with amber eyes, Crag was one of the cats that found the Clans when they were lost on the mountains on the Great Journey. In Sign of the Moon he becomes the new Teller of the Pointed Stones after his predecessor dies. He is a brother of Brook and Talon.
These are characters first mentioned in Dark River of the Power of Three series. They are as yet unknown to all cats except Jayfeather, whose extrasensory perception allows him to discover clues hidden in an ancient stick located near the lake. It is hinted in Outcast that these cats have ties to the Tribe of Rushing Water. In Long Shadows (5th book in the third series Power of Three), Jayfeather convinces the group to journey to the mountains to live there, hinting they are the direct ancestors of the Tribe. Although the stick is broken by Jayfeather, he still is able to connect with Rock since his first birth is as Jay's Wing in the time of the ancient cats, where he realised that his brother, Lionblaze, and Dovewing are also first born in the time of the ancient cats as Lion's Roar and Dove's Wing, except Dove's Wing is Jay's Wing's (Jayfeather's) sister and Lion's Roar is not his brother at that time.
Ancient Clan conventions
There are several differences between the modern Clans and the Ancient ones. These will be listed below.
- Ancient Clan cats are more like a group of cats living together than a Clan, in that leaders can retire whenever they like, and that there are no definite territory boundaries.
- The cats in the Clan make major decisions by, 'casting stones', where a line is drawn in the dirt, and each cat pushes a stone to the side\decision they choose.
- In the modern Clans, Clan deputies, when they became leaders, had to stay leaders until they died, even if they grew old. With the Ancient Clans, leaders could choose their successors and step down from the post whenever they wanted.
Power of Three Series
The Ancient Clan was primarily introduced in Dark River and has played a minor role in all subsequent novels.
Fallen Leaves, a muscular shouldered ginger and white tom with green eyes and the son of Broken Shadow and Stone Song, is one of the Ancient Cats who went into the tunnels to become sharpclaws (the equivalent of warriors). These tunnels run underneath ThunderClan and WindClan territory, in which Lionpaw and Heatherpaw played in at night. Three WindClan kits strayed into them when the floods were rising, and Lionpaw, Jaypaw, Hollypaw, Heatherpaw, and Breezepaw had to rescue them. It was then that Fallen Leaves guided Jaypaw through, finding the kits and averting a battle. Later, in Eclipse, the three kits reveal the tunnels to WindClan, and WindClan use them as an opportunity to ambush ThunderClan.
Fallen Leaves had entered the tunnels to prove he was a sharpclaw. However, he neglected to mention to Rock that rain might fall. This proved his downfall, as when it rained, the tunnels flooded, and he drowned. Jayfeather dreamed about his journey in the tunnels, and before he died, Fallen Leaves suddenly realized Jayfeather was walking with him.
The Erins said that Fallen Leaves still hasn't accepted the fact that he is dead, and this is why Fallen Leaves' spirit still walks through the tunnels. In Long Shadows, he was dismayed to hear that Jayfeather was not staying with him, and his death is a catalyst for the Ancient Clans moving from the lake to the mountains.
Rock is a very old cat. He is described in Dark River as having a pelt like moleskin, the fur gone except for tufts along his spine, and his sightless eyes bulging like eggs. As a spirit, he observes all of the Clans (including SkyClan, BloodClan, and the Tribe of Rushing Water), in addition to the rogues, loners, and kittypets known to the four Clans, as well as having an acquaintance with Midnight and Sol, and as he says in Cats of the Clans, he knows the destiny and innermost thoughts of every cat. He is first introduced in the prologue of Dark River, where he greets Fallen Leaves before the young cat goes into the tunnels. He later meets with Jayfeather and tells him he must go to the mountains in Outcast. He is the narrator of Cats of the Clans. In Sign of the Moon, he tells Jayfeather that he was once the Teller of the Pointed Stones for the Tribe of Rushing Water.
A dark ginger tabby tom with muscular shoulders and amber eyes, Furled Bracken is the leader of the ancient Clan that lived at the lake before the four Clans. When Stone Song requests for the stones to be cast, he accepts. When Jayfeather, or who the Clan thinks he is, Jay's Wing, tries to go forward to make his decision, he holds him back, telling him that he must choose last because he is the newest sharpclaw. When the decision is made to leave, Furled Bracken appoints Stone Song as leader, much to Jayfeather's surprise.
A hefty dark grey tabby tom with piercing ice blue eyes, Stone Song is known to be a sharpclaw of the ancient Clan that lived at the lake before the four Clans. He is intrigued by Jay's Wing's, or rather Jaypaw's dream about the mountains. He seems quite confident and is the cat who asks Furled Bracken for the stones to be cast. After the decision is made to leave, Furled Bracken appoints him as leader. Stone Song later asks Jay's Wing to help him lead the tribe to their new home. He is the father of Fallen Leaves and mate of Broken Shadow.
A slender orange tabby she-cat with white paws and amber eyes, Broken Shadow is also known to be a sharpclaw of the ancient Clan that lived at the lake before the four Clans. In Dark River, Broken Shadow is not mentioned directly by name. She is seen sadly watching her son, Fallen Leaves, enter the tunnels for his assessment with Rock to become a sharpclaw. Broken Shadow protests his leaving, saying that the skies look like they might rain. Fallen Leaves continues on stubbornly though, not wanting to put off his becoming a full sharpclaw any longer, though that same impatience was ultimately his fate.
In Long Shadows when everyone is congrating Jaypaw for making it out of the tunnels and all throughout the times we see Broken Shadow, she is still grieving for Fallen Leaves.
A white she-cat with green eyes, Half Moon is another one of the Ancient Cats known to be the ancestors of the Tribe of Rushing Water. She is a calm and kind she-cat, and she was in love with Jay's Wing. Half Moon helped Jaypaw (Jay's Wing) when he was confused about where he was, and she shows obvious affection towards Jay's Wing, willing to leave if he was. At the end of Sign of the Moon, she says: "I will wait for you forever, Jay's Wing!". She defended him when Fish Leap bullied him, and during the casting of the stones, Half Moon went to the 'leave' side. She also made a brief appearance during Jaypaw's naming ceremony, and it could be noted that she loves both Jayfeather and Jay's Wing since they are both to be the same cat. She is apparently a very good hunter, helping Jay's Wing to catch prey when he found it difficult. In Sign of the Moon, Half Moon is made the first Teller of the Pointed Stones by Jayfeather, because she was the one who saw the "sign of the moon" She is also mentioned in the prologue in "The Sun Trail".
A grey tabby tom with blue eyes, Jay's Wing is a cat training to be a sharpclaw (warrior) of the ancients that lived at the lake before the four Clans. In Long Shadows, Jayfeather is taken back in time by Fallen Leaves, and walks in Jay's Wing's pawsteps. Jay's Wing/Jayfeather asks questions that confuse most of the Ancients. He helps Fallen Leaves's tribe decide to leave the lake by telling the leader, Furled Bracken, about a dream he had, one about the mountains the Tribe of Rushing Water lives in. He never truly had that dream, but rather had visited the mountains himself. After the beginning of the journey, Rock calls Jayfeather back and tells him it is time to return to ThunderClan. He reincarnated as Jayfeather, which is why when Jayfeather went back in time, he becomes Jay's Wing.
A pretty pale grey she-cat with blue eyes, Dove's Wing is known to be a cat training to be a sharpclaw (warrior). Dove's Wing is sister to Jay's Wing, who, unknown to her, is Jayfeather thrust into the past. When Jay's Wing asks a strange question in front of a group of softpaws (apprentices), she says he must have hit his head on the rocky floor of the tunnel. When Jayfeather goes back in time and comes out as Jay's Wing, he suspects that Dove's Wing might be Dovewing's counterpart.
A small, compact, strong golden tabby tom, Lion's Roar is born to Shy Fawn and Dark Whiskers in Sign of the Moon. When he first enters the world, he is motionless and so all the other cats think he is dead. Jayfeather (Jay's Wing) licks him, and he lets out a loud wail, which some other cat says sounds like a lion's roar, which is what Shy Fawn named him. Jayfeather thinks he reincarnated as Lionblaze, which gives him the idea that Dove's Wing might be Dovewing, as it would make sense for the Three to have had a past life since he did, too.
Dawn of the Clans
Gray Wing is a sleek, dark grey tom with golden eyes. When Stoneteller (also known as Half Moon) receives the vision of some of her cats leaving to follow the sun to a better home, he cast his rock with the ones that want to stay. He watches with a sad heart as the majority of his tribe leaves, though his mother still remains. His brother and sister (still kits) are too young to go, so they stay as well. When Jagged Peak, Grey Wing's brother, leaves to follow the group going to a better place, he bravely goes out to find him. At this point, Jagged Peak is being attacked by an eagle. Grey Wing arrived just in time to save Jagged Peak, and they rush to catch up with the rest of the group. One of Grey Wing's best friends, Turtle Tail, is there, and she secretly likes Grey Wing. At the time, he just regards her as a friend. Clear Sky, his brother, really wants to get to their new home, and upon arrival, he moves into the forest instead of staying in the moor. He establishes boundaries and challenges any trespassing cat, much to Grey Wing's dismay. Turtle Tail moves to live as a housecat, hurt when she figures out that Grey Wing is in love with a cat named Storm, though the latter ultimately mates with Clear Sky. Lonely now, he continues his roles as a moor cat. When Tall Shadow, the leader of the group, begins to make choices that most cats in the group disagree with, a cat named Shattered Ice challenge her leadership. He requests Grey Wing take over, but Grey Wing refuses and explains that every cat should give Tall Shadow the respect she deserves. Turtle Tail returns, and Shattered Ice is furious that she dares to come back. Tall Shadow accepts her, which angers Shattered Ice further. Later on, Grey Wing discovers that Turtle Tail is bearing the kits of a kittypet named Tom. Turtle Tail reveals to him that she left the humans because one of her friends, a she-cat named Bumble, told her that once she gave birth, the humans would take her kits away. She asked if Grey Wing would be their father and at first he is hesitant. Later, he accepts and Turtle Tail gives birth to three healthy kits: Pebble Heart, Sparrow Fur, and Owl Eyes. After a fire, Tall Shadow steps down from leadership and gives it to Grey Wing. Grey Wing unwillingly takes the role, but is permanently weakened from too much smoke inhalation. He leads for a while, but eventually steps down and never becomes a true Clan leader. However, his actions and wise decisions cause many future generations to know him as Gray Wing the Wise.
Clear Sky is a light gray tom with ice blue eyes who is the founder of SkyClan. He is originally part of the Tribe of Rushing Water, but joins the group of cats who leave the Tribe in search of more prey after the death of his sister, Fluttering Bird, from hunger. Clear Sky's mother is Quiet Rain. He is brother to Gray Wing, Jagged Peak, and Fluttering Bird, and the mate of Bright Stream, Storm, and Star Flower (at different times). He fathers Thunderstar with Storm, and Dew Petal, Flower Foot, and Tiny Branch, with Star Flower.
Clear Sky is part of the group of cats who choose to follow the "Sun Trail" in search of more prey when the Tribe faces a famine. During the journey, his first mate, Bright Stream, dies after an eagle attacks the group. Ultimately, the group finds a forest in which they choose to set camp. Clear Sky, saddened by the deaths of Fluttering Bird and Bright Stream, vows to never let a cat die under his watch again, and comes up with the idea of having territory borders, a concept with which the Tribe cats were not familiar in the mountains. His ideas become increasingly extreme, leading Clear Sky to come into conflict with his brother, Gray Wing, and after a fire he moves to the nearby moor. Eventually, hostilities between Clear Sky and Gray Wing lead to a battle, during which Clear Sky kills his old friend Rainswept Flower for accusing him of being greedy. The battle ultimately ends when Gray Wing refuses to surrender and challenges his brother to kill him, leading Clear Sky to finally realise that he has gone too far. He repairs his relationship with Gray Wing before returning to his territory in the moors.
The Sisters are a small group of nomadic she-cats who are descended from a single kittypet family. As such, they retain much of the physical appearances as their ancestors; notably having long, thick, and sleek fur, as well as being large and well-muscled. They are much larger and stronger than the average Clan cat, even more so than Bramblestar, who has long been regarded as one of the largest and strongest cats in the Clans.
As their name implies, the Sisters are a primarily all-female group; they exile their male kits once they reach their sixth moon, because they believe the toms have a deep connection to the land and must wander and protect it, not tied to the Sisters. However, it is also very heavily implied that the Sisters have a personal dislike for toms (more specifically ones not related to them), as Moonlight states that they prefer to live without toms, and Snow is openly prejudiced against toms. Aside from this questionable and sexist custom, the Sisters are generally peaceful and kind, as they dislike violence (though they are perfectly willing to be aggressive and forceful if they need to be), honour nature, sing to honour the dead, and work together to raise kits. All members of the Sisters and cats descended from them, can communicate with ghost cats.
A huge, broad-shouldered, long-furred grey she-cat with wide paws and a bushy tail, Moonlight was the leader of the Sisters, serving as a major character in Squirrelflight's Hope. Moonlight is a complicated character; on the one hand, she can be peaceful, loyal and kind in the sense that she dislikes violence and prefers to avoid whenever possible, that she is willing to help others and is grateful to those who help her, and is fiercely devoted to the Sisters and their customs. On the other hand, however, she can be stubborn, arrogant and willful in the sense that she is proud of simply too set in her ways, allows her pride to influence her decisions, tends to be overly sure of her interpretation of things, and sometimes disregards what unintended consequences her actions might have.
Moonlight has had several mates in the past, including a yellow loner named Root, all of whom she left to continue her life with the Sisters. From her affair with Root, she gave birth to a son named Earth and two daughter Sunrise and Ice. Once Earth reached his sixth moon, Moonlight forced him to leave the group per the Sisters' custom. Earth subsequently became a loner and renamed himself Tree, but harbored a powerful grudge against his mother for throwing him out as soon as he could hunt and for not letting have his own say in choosing his fate.
Many moons later, Moonlight mates with a tom called Jack and becomes pregnant with his kits. She and the Sisters make a camp just beyond the Clans' territories. When Moonlight is about a moon from giving birth, Leafstar and Squirrelflight come in looking for new territory. Distrustful of the Clans, Moonlight and the Sisters take the two captive, intending to let them go only when her kits are born and weaned. However, ThunderClan and SkyClan soon arrive and the Sisters let them go. During the encounter, Moonlight briefly reunites with Tree, but her excitement at seeing her son again turns to surprise and then indifference when he angrily condemns her for abandoning him as a kit.
The Sisters later get into a fight with a ShadowClan patrol, during which Sunrise nearly dies and Strikestone's hearing is permanently damaged. This causes the majority of the Clans to regard the Sisters as their latest enemy. Despite the rising tension, Moonlight refuses to move her group until her kits are born and weaned. Later, Tree, now the Clans' mediator, reluctantly agrees to attempt to convince Moonlight to leave for the sake of peace. However, the attempt fails due to Moonlight's stubbornness and Tree's grudge against her, resulting in the two parting on bad terms.
Eventually, tensions between the Clans grow to a point where they are willing to force out the Sisters, but Moonlight, long overdue for her kits, goes into labor, giving birth to two she-cats and a tom. However, as soon as they are born, she leaves her kits and goes to fight in the battle instigated by the Clans, but is badly injured and later dies, despite the efforts of the medicine cats to save her.
A large, broad-shouldered, sleek-furred, snowy-white she-cat with blue eyes, Snow appears to be the most aggressive of the Sisters, as she is especially mistrustful of strangers and is the most openly prejudiced against toms, notably disliking Bramblestar, Thornclaw and Tree simply for being toms.
When Leafstar and Squirrelflight are taken captive by the Sisters, Snow is the most hostile to them, and even deliberately wounds Leafstar when she tries to escape. However, she eventually warms up to the two. Later, Snow, Hawk, Tempest and Sunrise track and corner Strikestone and Stonewing to find out why they were on their land. The two toms try to fight them off, and in the ensuing scuffle, Strikestone loses one of his ears and Sunrise is badly injured. Desperate, the Sisters seek help from ThunderClan, which is torn between helping an innocent cat and fueling more fights against the other Clans. Bramblestar eventually and reluctantly agrees to let the medicine cats treat Sunrise. During their stay, Snow voices her dislike of Bramblestar for being a tom, believing he shouldn't be in a position of authority, to which Leafpool and Squirrelflight explain that Bramblestar is their leader and all ThunderClan cats need to follow and respect him.
Later, when Leafstar, Squirrelflight and Tree come to negotiate with Moonlight, Snow again shows her disdain for toms by initially refusing to let Tree into the Sisters' camp, glaring at him and wrinkling her nose in disgust. However, she eventually relents when they assert it is in everyone's best interest.
When the Clans attack the Sisters' camp, Snow and the other Sisters stubbornly refuse to leave, and lose the battle. Afterwards, Snow and Tempest thank Squirrelflight for helping them and express doubt that the Clans will find peace, with Snow again showing her bias towards toms by saying they "never want peace". Once Moonlight's orphaned kits are weaned, Snow and the other Sisters leave the lake.
- Sunrise: a long-furred, broad-shouldered yellow she-cat.
- Tempest: a muscular, broad-shouldered and long-furred tabby she-cat.
- Furze: a long-furred, ginger she-cat.
- Flurry: a huge, long-furred ginger-and-white she-cat.
- Sparrow: a long-furred ginger-and-white she-cat.
- Hawk: a tortoiseshell she-cat.
Characters not in other groups
The Original series covers events in the story from Into the Wild to The Darkest Hour. Many characters mentioned here were introduced in the Original series, but play minor or significant roles in The New Prophecy and Power of Three series as well.
Barley is a black-and-white tom that lives in a barn beyond WindClan territory. He is met by Firepaw while he is on his first journey to the Highstones, a remote region of caves which house the Moonstone, the source of the Clans' connection to StarClan. Barley is a friendly cat and always willing to help cats in need of shelter. He openly accepts Ravenpaw when he makes his escape from ThunderClan, and the two live a comfortable existence afterward.
Barley comes with Ravenpaw to ThunderClan in The Darkest Hour in order to assist Firestar as he deals with the impending invasion of BloodClan, when he reveals that he was, in fact, a former member of BloodClan. Barley and his littermates were automatically placed under Scourge's rule at birth, and his two brothers, Ice and Snake, formerly called Jumper and Hoot, soon became fierce enforcers of Scourge's orders. When Barley defied one of the Clan's principal rules in caring for and living with his sister, Violet, Ice and Snake attacked them and left Violet heavily injured. Barley narrowly escaped with Violet and left her in the care of a generous Twoleg, while he left the territory altogether and eventually happened upon the abandoned barn (which revealed by "Secrets of the Clans", he crossed clan territory to get there). He reveals the secret of Scourge's weakness to Firestar: that since Scourge does not believe in StarClan, he only has one life. Barley then fights alongside Firestar and Ravenpaw. The remaining cats of all four Clans against BloodClan.
Barley and Ravenpaw finally assisted the Clans in their exodus by allowing them shelter in The New Prophecy series. They are presumed to be continuing their peaceful existence, though they are now effectively separated from the Clans due to the immense distance between them.
However, in Ravenpaw's Farewell Ravenpaw dies of liver cancer in Barley's paws. In The Ultimate Guide Ravenpaw, now with StarClan, says that Barley will be in Starclan soon. As of Graystripe's Vow he is still alive.
Violet is Barley's sister. She is an orange tabby, and wears a purple collar. She was born into BloodClan along her three brothers, Barley, Hoot (Snake), and Jumper (Ice). She lived with Barley against Scourge's rules, and is discovered with Barley one day by Bone. Scourge decides to punish Barley by injuring Violet. He commands her own brothers, Snake and Ice, to kill her. They severely injure her, and believe she is dead. However, Barley is able to bring her to the nest of a kittypet to save her, where she lives. She has two kits, Riley and Bella, both of whom are taken by Barley and Ravenpaw to live in SkyClan.
Hattie is a pretty brown tabby she-cat with amber eyes who now lives in Firestar's former Twoleg home. She was shown in Firestar's old Twolegs' garden in The Darkest Hour, but it was in Firestar's Quest when she was properly introduced as the new kittypet of Firestar's former Twoleg owners when she asked him if he wanted to use her scratching tree. She is a neighbor and friend of Smudge, and has not been mentioned after Firestar's Quest.
Princess, a light brown tabby with a distinctive white chest and paws, is Firestar's kittypet sister. He initially discovers her garden in Fire and Ice, and returns regularly to talk with her throughout the Original series. Princess is enthralled by Firestar's stories of living in the forest, but also worries about him due to his often ragged appearance. Upon learning that her kits are to be given away, she gives one of them to Firestar to take back to ThunderClan. This kit eventually becomes Cloudtail, a well-known ThunderClan warrior.
Jake is a plump ginger tom. He is Firestar's father. He is also the father of Princess and the grandfather of Cloudtail, Leafpool and Squirrelflight. He is the father of Scourge, Socks, and Ruby, but they have a different mother, Quince. In Bluestar's Prophecy, Bluepaw talked to Jake when a squirrel she was chasing went over a twoleg fence. His mate is Nutmeg. In Tallstar's Revenge, Talltail leaves WindClan to find a cat that he thinks killed his father. During this journey, he meets Jake, and Jake helps Talltail on his journey.
Henry is a cat who lives in the Twolegplace that Firestar originally came from. He apparently went to the vet and was never the same since. Henry is only mentioned in the first book and does not have any real significance in the story. He was brought to the cutter (vet) and apparently got 'fixed', losing his ability to be a 'real tom'.
Ravenpaw is a sleek, skinny black loner with a tiny white dash on his chest, and a white-tipped tail who lives at the barn with Barley. Ravenpaw has lost his clumsiness, and become more confident while living with Barley. Ravenpaw was originally a ThunderClan apprentice but was forced to leave the clan when he saw Tigerclaw, his mentor, murder the ThunderClan deputy, Redtail. This knowledge put his life in danger. He is happy at Barley's barn; the loner lifestyle suits him better than Clan life. In Ravenpaw's Farewell, he dies in Barley's paws due to liver cancer.
Ravenpaw has his own manga series, Ravenpaw's Path, which was released on November 24, 2009.
Smudge is a friendly, contented, plump black and white tom with a narrow face, round amber eyes, black shoulders, a white tail-tip, and a black nose who was Firestar's best friend during his kithood. Smudge was upset when Firestar decided to leave Twolegplace and live in the forest, but he accepted his friend's decision. Smudge is very comfortable with his life, and cannot imagine why Firestar wants to live in the forest with a bunch of "violent ruffians". Though he misses his friend, he manages to get along well with Firestar's replacement, a she-cat named Hattie.
Smudge's garden sits on the exact location of the ancient camp of SkyClan, and as a result he is fraught with dreams involving the lost Clan's exodus in Firestar's Quest. He mistakenly interprets these dreams as a sign that he must live in the forest, as Firestar had done, and goes into the forest to find his friend. He is attacked by a border patrol, but Firestar arrives in time and calls the patrol off. Firestar then spends the night in Smudge's garden to better ascertain the will of SkyClan's elusive leader. Smudge is very relieved to learn that he does not have to live in the forest after all, and wishes his friend luck on his journey.
The New Prophecy Series
The New Prophecy series covers events in the story from Midnight to Sunset. Many characters here were first mentioned in the Original series, but had minor or insignificant roles. In addition, as with the Original series, most characters listed here play minor or significant roles in the following series, Power of Three, as well.
Midnight is an elderly female badger first introduced in Midnight of The New Prophecy series. The journeying cats are initially quite surprised to discover that Midnight is actually a badger, as most badgers are hostile towards cats and several cats have been killed by them. Midnight reveals the true purpose of their journey by telling them that the forest is going to be destroyed. She later instructs the cats to return home through the mountains, resulting in the death of Feathertail. She later returns in Twilight to warn ThunderClan of an impending badger attack.
Midnight is shown to have connections with numerous spiritual entities, including StarClan and the Tribe of Endless Hunting. She is also known to be acquainted with Rock and Sol. Her knowledge of events occurring in the future and distant past is comparable to Rock, who also has near-omniscient knowledge of the cats' universe. She hints that there are many more communities of cats living in Clans and Tribes other than the forest cats, foreshadowing the introduction of the Tribe of Rushing Water. Midnight was aware of the Tribe's prophecy regarding Feathertail before she sent the cats to the mountains, effectively sending Feathertail to her death. She appeared in the prologue of Starlight. She is also capable of speaking and understanding the languages of many other animals, including cat, dog, fox, and rabbit, in addition to her own species' language. Her last appearance is in Sunset. She did, however, made two appearances in Long Shadows, one in the prologue, where she is seen talking to the original leaders of the four Clans and then to Rock, and one while talking to Jayfeather in a dream. When Brambleclaw goes to find Midnight in Sunrise, they don't find her. Midnight does however, appear to Jayfeather in another dream.
A sweet, plucky, sleek, heavily furred, and plump brown tabby kittypet and bright blue eyes, Cody was captured in The New Prophecy by Twolegs because her collar had been ripped off when she ran away from her housefolk (Twoleg owners), intending only to have a bit of fun before returning home, so the Twolegs mistook her for a wild cat. She became friends with Leafpool while they were held captive and woke her up from her depression. After being rescued by ThunderClan, she stayed for a while to look after Ferncloud's kit, Birchkit. Before the Clans left the forest, Cody is forced to say goodbye to Leafpool, as although she was willing to help the clan in their hour of need, the life of a warrior cat was not for her, since she couldn't stand the blood and dying, and goes home to her owners.
A tawny she-cat with bright blue eyes, darker brown-tipped ears, paws, muzzle, and tail with brown brindle stripes on her legs, Sasha (also called Brownie by a Twoleg) used to be a kittypet in her early days. But when her housefolk moved due to the death of the wife, Sasha was left on her own, venturing into ShadowClan territory. Her collar was taken off by Pine, another rogue. She caught sight of a patrol of Tigerstar, Jaggedtooth and Rowanclaw, calling Tigerstar "the big handsome tabby." He sees her in a tree, but does not tell his Clanmates. The next day, she leaps from her tree to give the frog that slipped out of Rowanclaw's claws to them. Tigerstar and Sasha begin speaking, and they soon meet every night. They have a bump in their relationship when Tigerstar discovers that Sasha is a kittypet, and he despises kittypets because of Firestar and his father, Pinestar, who had left him and his Clan to become a kittypet, so he does not come. But when he saves her from foxes, their relationship grows stronger, and he invites her to join ShadowClan. However, after she learns of his evil plan to rule the forest and kill all cats with "half-Clan" blood, she realizes he lied to her all along and rejects his offer.
She is the mother of Hawkfrost and Mothwing, and another kit, named Tadpole. She left Hawkfrost and Mothwing in RiverClan because she knew that Clan life wasn't for her, yet she wanted her kits to grow into warriors. Earlier, Tadpole, Hawk (Hawkfrost) and Moth (Mothwing) traveled away from their nest in order to find Ken. They got lost in the Twolegplace and were trapped. Tadpole sacrificed his life in order to save his littermates. The place where they were trapped flooded and Tadpole drowned. She asked them to stay with her in the forest when the Clans were leaving, but they refused. It was revealed in a chat that Sasha is alive, still looking for her housefolk.
A muscular grey and white tom, Smoky lives at the horseplace with Floss and formerly Daisy. He was first introduced in Starlight. He is the father of Daisy's kits, Berrynose, Mousewhisker, and Hazeltail, and (along with the other horseplace cats) refers to humans as 'Nofurs' instead of 'Twolegs'. Although he is the mate of both Daisy and Floss, Daisy knows that they care more for each other than they do for her. But in Sunrise when he meets Hazeltail, she tells him that Daisy has moved on; Smoky is saddened by this.
A small grey-and-white she-cat, Floss lives at the horseplace with Smoky, her mate. Her kits were all taken by the Twolegs; or as the horseplace cats call them, the Nofurs. Sister to Daisy, and aunt to Berrynose, Mousewhisker, Hazeltail, Toadstep and Rosepetal and great-aunt to Poppyfrost and Berrynose's kits, born at the end of "The Fourth Apprentice." Dies between The Last Hope and Bramblestar's storm.
Sharptooth is a huge tawny mountain lion that terrorized the Tribe of Rushing Water when the journeying cats met them. He was introduced in Moonrise, and has not appeared in any other books. Feathertail met her end driving a spike of rock into him, successfully killing him and fulfilling the prophecy that said: "A silver cat, not from this Tribe, will rid us of Sharptooth once and for all".
Power of Three Series
Brightspirit is a deceased, very young, beautiful silver tabby she-cat with dazzling green eyes mentioned in Long Shadows. She was created in memory of 10-year-old Warriors fan Emmy Grace Cherry, who died when a tornado struck her house in Russellville, Arkansas.
When ThunderClan was low on catmint she appeared in Jayfeather's dream and told him that catmint was where "wind was". After thinking about it, Jayfeather realized that it was in WindClan.
A skinny light brown tom with large pointed ears, Flick is one of the intruders invading the territory of the Tribe of Rushing Water in Outcast.
A dark brown-and-white she-cat with green eyes, Flora is one of the intruders invading the territory of the Tribe of Rushing Water in Outcast.
Sol is a tall, stocky, long-furred dark brown and bright tortoiseshell loner with pale yellow eyes, a face that tapers at the muzzle, a curving tail bushed at the tip, and large wide-spaced ears. He is a mysterious character introduced in Eclipse. He has knowledge of all four Clans (given to him by Midnight), despite none of them ever having seen him before. Sol predicts the forthcoming eclipse of the sun, an act that appears to be the beginnings of his attempt to convince the Clans that StarClan are not all-powerful. He later convinces Blackstar, who has already begun to lose faith in StarClan, to renounce his faith altogether and not allow his Clan to attend Gatherings.
Sol's character is, for the moment, ambiguous. He is polite, but not friendly. An attempt by Jayfeather to scan his mind results in a whirlwind of thoughts ranging locations far beyond any of the Clan territories, implying that this cat knows far more about the Clans' universe than he cares to reveal. He is also aware of the prophecy concerning Jayfeather, Lionblaze and Hollyleaf. Sol plays a large part in Long Shadows; his face is on the cover and in the excerpt he is seen attempting to convince the Clans to renounce faith in StarClan. It is mentioned in Long Shadows that Midnight told Sol all about StarClan and the four Clans, for a reason she will not disclose. Also, Hollyleaf has a nightmare in which she sees Sol blotting out the moon and her Clanmates crying out in fear. It is perhaps a sign that Sol will destroy all the Clans. In Long Shadows, when Hollyleaf runs into Sol on the lakeshore, he heads towards WindClan's territory where Ashfur's body is later found. Some people suspected him to be Ashfur's murderer rather than Squirrelflight, but Sol does not appear to have a motive. Additionally, when Jayfeather read Squirrelflight's mind following Ashfur's murder, she was afraid, seeming to confirm that she killed Ashfur, not Sol. But in the prologue of Sunrise, as Leafpool is examining Ashfur's body, she finds a tuft of black fur carrying Hollyleaf's scent, identifying Hollyleaf as the real killer. However, the rest of the Clan does not know this, so Ashfoot, the WindClan deputy, reveals to Brambleclaw that she saw Sol near where Ashfur's body was found. Upon hearing this, Firestar sent a patrol consisting of Brambleclaw, Brackenfur, Birchfall, Hazeltail, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf. They search a large Twolegplace near the sun-drown-place and find a group of cats that Sol convinced to fight a pack of wild dogs that were threatening their home. After hearing the horrific story of their defeat, the new leader, Jingo, leads them to Purdy as Sol is staying with him. They find him and take him to the ThunderClan camp to be questioned by Firestar, with Purdy tagging along, becoming a ThunderClan elder. After being interrogated by Firestar, Sol is kept as a prisoner, but escapes when he lures Lionblaze to help him out by telling him he knows who his real father is. When the rest of the Clan finds out, it is rather a relief, because the other Clans were threatening Firestar, as they were nervous at the fact that someone like Sol was among them. Therefore, Firestar just told the other Clans that he banished Sol.
In The Forgotten Warrior, Lionblaze finds Sol in the tunnels while trying to discover if Hollyleaf is dead or not. Sol goes to the ThunderClan camp and lies to the Clan, telling them that he saves Cherrypaw and Molepaw from a fox (Hollyleaf is the one that saves them). Berrynose, Poppyfrost, and the younger cats accept him. The older cats do not trust him but, Firestar allows Sol to stay with them. Dovewing and Ivypool do not trust him and while in the tunnels, hear him plotting with some WindClan cats, planning to attack ThunderClan through the tunnels. Dovewing and Ivypool are almost caught by WindClan, but a cat saves them and reveals herself to be Hollyleaf. Lionblaze brings Hollyleaf to camp and she reveals that she is the one who saved Cherrypaw and Molepaw from the fox. Many cats, including Berrynose and Poppyfrost, grow furious with Sol and discover he has not returned to camp for a few days. Hollyleaf trains the cats in underground fighting, and with the training they defeat WindClan. Hollyleaf pins down Sol and tells him to never return and that if he does, she will kill him herself.
Sol is also a main character in the SkyClan and the Stranger manga series, which takes place long before his first appearance. He joins SkyClan, revealing that Sol does not know the Clans just because Midnight told him about them. Although he is desperate to become a warrior and tries to fit in with his new Clanmates, Sol quickly proves himself to be self-centred, lazy when it comes to duties and completely unconcerned about the potential consequences of his actions. This is shown when he steals food from some foxes that live nearby, inadvertently leading them to the Clan's camp, which makes Leafstar, the leader of SkyClan, angry with him. In an attempt to impress her, Sol steals Leafstar's three very young kits and hides them far away from the gorge so that he can play a heroic role in finding them. However, his plot is discovered and, in a rage, Leafstar exiles Sol from SkyClan, telling him that he can never be a true warrior because he is selfish and has no understanding of the Warrior Code at all. Sol leaves, cursing the Clans for their "foolishness".
A large silver tabby tom with dark stripes and amber eyes, Stripes is the leader of the intruders invading the territory of the Tribe of Rushing Water in Outcast. He is shown as a mocking, cruel and amoral cat, leading the intruders by no code of honor other than a life-or-death policy similar to BloodClan. At the end of the book, he and the other intruders are defeated in battle by the Clan cats and the Tribe, and surrenders, promising to leave the Tribe alone and to respect their borders.
A young tortoiseshell she-cat with white stripes on her face, Twist is one of the intruders invading the territory of the Tribe of Rushing Water in Outcast. It is noted by Hollypaw that she is of apprentice age, and if she had been a Clan cat, they might have been friends. On a side note, during a Wands and Worlds chat, one fan asked if Twist would make another appearance. This was followed by Erin Hunter asking who Twist was. Therefore, it is assumed that Twist will not appear again.
A dark brown tabby she-cat with the tip of her tail missing, Jingo is the leader that is trying to keep the band of Twolegplace cats together after Sol's dark leadership, introduced in Sunrise. When the wild dogs were chasing the ThunderClan cats, she found them and led them to safety in her abandoned Twoleg nest, and she led them back to were Purdy lives. Sol convinced Jingo to leave her housefolk and join his new Twolegplace "Clan", and she decided that it sounded exciting, and she told her neighbor, Flower, about this, too. Unfortunately, Flower was killed by the wild dogs while on a hunting mission.
When Sol was leader of the Twolegplace cats, he acted like their king, always asking them to bring him food, but never hunting himself. After Flower was killed, he devised a plan to show the dogs whose territory the nest was. He made it sound as if there was no other choice, and Pepper, Jester, and Frosty were killed as a result of his bad judgment, and all the cats had wounds, except for Sol, because he didn't raise a paw to help his own cats. After the battle, Sol refused to take responsibility for his mistake and Jingo asked him to leave.
Jingo is obviously a very emotionally strong character, as she had to deal with guilt from inviting Flower to join Sol, only for her to be killed. She also has to keep the shattered group together, and Lionblaze and Brambleclaw are impressed by this personality trait. Brambleclaw, as she is going back to the abandoned Twoleg nest, says, too softly for her to hear, "Goodbye, Jingostar. May StarClan light your path." This shows that he thinks she is as noble as a Clan leader.
A broad-shouldered grey tom, Hussar has a long scar on his side from the fight with the wild dogs. He joined the Twolegplace "Clan" with Jingo, so they may be very good friends. Hussar is probably the strongest of the group, and therefore he acts as deputy to Jingo. He is rather calm, despite his size and strength, but shows an uncharacteristic hatred for Sol.
A flecked brown she-cat, Speckle is nursing four kits, one of which is named Frisk. Her mate left when the wild dogs started to terrorize the lone cats in the abandoned Twoleg nest, but she is now in love with Sol, as she said she "wanted them [the kits] to be Sol's" and she would be "very glad to see him." She also defends Sol's reputation when they are discussing him with the Clan cats. She seems very protective of her kits and extremely suspicious of the Clan cats, perhaps because she knows they are looking for Sol, and when they find him it won't be for a friendly visit.
Fritz is a small black and white tom with a torn ear from the dog fight. He is a very jumpy, soft-spoken cat. He is evidently friends with Jingo, or possibly mates, because he was comforting her when the subject of Flower came up, and vice versa when Fritz was scared. He was the first to meet the ThunderClan cats, near the edges of the Twolegplace, and tipped them off that Sol was nearby when he said, obviously scared to death of the Clan cats, "That's what he said! And look what happened!" They assumed that he was talking about Sol. In the battle with so-called "BloodClan," Fritz was kidnapped by BloodClan and ThunderClan attacks BloodClan to stop BloodClan from launching raids and stealing fresh-kill from ThunderClan after Mitzi, Fritz's mother requests them.
A scrawny brown tom with a scarred, grey muzzle, Pod is rather skittish, but he is very talkative and is not afraid to speak his mind, as opposed to Fritz. He complains quite a lot, and often insults things he hates, such as the dogs or Sol. It seems he has a grudge against Sol for acting as a leader among the Twolegplace cats, while he and his "Clanmates" went hungry and had to train nonstop for the fight against the dogs. Pod was one of the first to come to Sol's abandoned Twoleg nest, along with Fritz and Speckle.
Merry & Chirp
Merry is a ginger and white she-cat with green eyes, while Chirp is a pale grey tabby tom. They are the last of the Twolegplace cats to meet the ThunderClan patrol. Their appearance triggered all of the Twolegplace cats into hiding, thinking they were the dogs. When they arrive, Merry leaves soon after, muttering, "These cats are just like Sol." This signals she probably dislikes strangers, like everybody else in the abandoned Twoleg nest after Sol's leadership. But Chirp stays near the door. As he listens to the discussion, he gives the Clan cats very valuable information: there are rumors that Sol is back, and he is living with Purdy.
Flower was a beautiful young she-cat killed by the wild dogs. She was a former kittypet, and was Jingo's neighbor. Jingo convinced her to come with her to the abandoned Twoleg nest. Her death caused Sol to create a plan to fight the wild dogs, resulting in more deaths. Jingo misses Flower and feels guilty about bringing her here to her death.
Pepper & Jet
Jet is a long-furred black tom, and Pepper is his littermate. Pepper was chosen by Sol to lead the dogs to the unused monster's den. But he never made it; the dogs outran him and killed him, then played with his body. After the battle, Sol walked in and asked Jet to bring him some food, and Jet would have killed Sol if Hussar had not held him back. Jet walked in while the Clan cats and the Twolegplace cats were discussing Sol, and he showed extreme anger towards Sol, saying to Jingo, "It's not okay. It'll never be okay. I don't want to think about that cat ever again!"
Jester & Frosty
Jester and Frosty were the two cats that died as a result of Sol's plan to fight the dogs. Jester was a tom that was so seriously wounded, he died from his injuries in the abandoned Twoleg nest. Frosty was a she-cat that was ripped to pieces by the dogs.
Oscar is a kittypet that Firestar meets while searching for cats who would be willing to join the new SkyClan. He is very grouchy and thinks that everything Firestar tells him is complete nonsense, and refuses to join. He is described as a muscular black tom with green eyes.
Stick, Cora, Coal, Snowy, and Shorty
These five cats meet Firestar when he is traveling to rebuild SkyClan, and is separated from Sandstorm. Stick is a brown tom with yellow eyes and a torn ear, Cora is a black she-cat with a ripped ear, Coal is a black tom with amber eyes and a long coat, Snowy is a pretty white she-cat with bright blue eyes, and Shorty is a brown tabby tom with a stub for a tail and amber eyes. Shorty saves Sandstorm from some Twoleg kits, and then shows Firestar which way she went. In Dawn, there is a cat whose name is Coal in a twoleg nest, who may be the same Coal that was mentioned in Firestar's Quest. They are also seen in SkyClan's Destiny where they join SkyClan for a while. They leave after SkyClan helps them in the battle with Dodge, Stick's greatest enemy. During this battle, Stick's daughter Red was killed. Red's mother was Velvet, Stick's former mate.
Omen of the stars
Mapleshade is a large, primarily ginger, tortoiseshell-and-white she-cat with amber eyes and a long, thick, fluffy, white tail. She is a warrior of the Dark Forest who was originally a ThunderClan warrior. However, she ended up falling in love with RiverClan tom called Appledusk and they had kits together. When ThunderClan discovered this, Mapleshade and her kits were exiled as traitors. While fleeing from ThunderClan to RiverClan along with her three kits to be with her mate, Mapleshade's kits were swept away and drowned in the raging river. Appledusk blamed Mapleshade for the kits' deaths, and she found herself unwelcome in RiverClan as well.
Heartbroken and enraged, Mapleshade swore eternal vengeance on the Clans. She murdered Ravenwing, the ThunderClan medicine cat who had revealed her secret and then Frecklewish, the ThunderClan leader's daughter who had watched her kits drown and made no move to help. Finally, when Appledusk took another she-cat as his mate, after having promised to love Mapleshade forever, she murdered Appledusk. However, by then, Appledusk's new mate was already expecting kits. Mapleshade knew Appledusk would live on in these kits and so swore revenge on her former mate's descendants. Because of the murders she committed, Mapleshade's spirit was denied entry into StarClan and instead sent to the Dark Forest.
Mapleshade visits Crookedkit (later Crookedstar) of RiverClan in dreams and visions starting before his apprenticeship, training him in exchange for his promise that he would place loyalty to his Clan above all other concerns. At first Crookedkit believes Mapleshade is one of StarClan. Her anger at his attachment to individual Clanmates confuses him. He obeys her when a dog attacks the RiverClan camp, chasing the dog and protecting the Clan instead of tending to the fatal injury delivered to his mother, Rainflower. Crookedstar suspects Mapleshade is responsible for sending the crooked-jawed squirrel sign that convinces Hailstar to make Crookedjaw his deputy after Shellheart retires to the elders' den. When Hailstar is injured on his last life, she headbutts Crookedjaw away while he attempts to save Hailstar's life.
Eventually, Mapleshade acknowledges to Crookedstar that she is not of StarClan but from the Dark Forest, and explains her evil actions and deception before explaing her tragic past. Lastly Mapleshade reveals that Shellheart, Crookedstar's father, was the grandson of her former mate, and that she feels her own descendants should have attained the greatness that is Crookedstar's destiny. Crookedstar blames Mapleshade for the illness and death of his mate Willowbreeze and two of their newborn kits, Willowkit and Minnowkit, in addition to the earlier deaths of Rainflower and Hailstar. She is responsible for killing Spottedleaf a second time.
A Vision of Shadows Series
Darktail, a large, muscular, glossy white tom with blue eyes, black spots, and a long black tail, hence his name, is the main antagonist of the first three books of the story arc A Vision of Shadows, as well as the super edition Hawkwing's Journey.
Darktail is later revealed to be the biological son of Onestar, the leader of WindClan. According to Onestar, Darktail was born as the result of his forbidden relationship with Smoke, a beautiful, pampered kittypet while he was still known as Onewhisker back in the Clans' old forest territories. While still heavily pregnant, Smoke wanted to join WindClan so that her kittens could be brought up as warriors (Onewhisker having never told her the harsher side of the Warrior life). Onewhisker refused, partly because it wasn't the life for her and partly because he knew the fact that he'd mated with a kittypet would ruin his reputation. The only one of her litter to survive was Darktail, and Onewhisker refused to let his son join WindClan for the same reason as his mother. Enraged at this double rejection, Smoke vowed to Onewhisker that she would raise their son to hate his father, the Clans and their way of life.
What happened to Darktail afterwards is unknown, as a very long period of time (several years at least) passed between his father's rejection and when he reappeared next. However, apparently his father's rejection and his mother's teachings had a dramatically negative effect on his personality; he grew into a cold and bitter cat with cruelty and vengeance. By the time Darktail resurfaces, he has become the leader of a large group of rogue cats that attempt to copy the Clans' way of life, but are without honor, mercy or compassion. He seeks to hunt down the Warrior Clans and destroy them for rejecting him all those years ago. He and his group join SkyClan, the long-lost fifth Clan, but later betray them and drive them away.
Not long afterwards, Alderpaw and his friends come searching for SkyClan, but come across Darktail and his group instead. They are fooled into believing Darktail and his rogue are SkyClan, but they eventually find out the truth and escape. Darktail and his group secretly follow them to the Clans' territories.
Darktail and his group eventually manage to take over ShadowClan's territory, with many of its cats choosing to join their group, as they are fed up with Roawnstar for being a "weak leader". Darktail dubs his group 'The Kin", although the title has no real meaning to it. He drowns any cat who tries to leave the group. At one point, Onewhisker, now Onestar and leader of WindClan and with the other Clans launches a full-scale attack on Darktail and his rogues. During the battle, Onestar personally fights Darktail and comes very close to killing him, but before he can do so, Darktail whispers in his ear that "surely a cat who rejected and then killed his own son would end up in the Dark Forest". Frightened by this, Onestar orders his Clan to retreat. This costs the Clans the battle and leads to the deaths of several cats, and many others being severely wounded. Shortly afterwards, Darktail takes over RiverClan's territory. When the battle ends, Darktail dishonourably refuses to allow RiverClan to take their wounded Clanmates for treatment or to take their dead for burial, instead taking the wounded as prisoners and leaving the dead in the sun like "carrion." Darktail sadistically tortures the RiverClan prisoners by starving them and leaving their wounds to fester, and humiliates them by forcing them to swear an oath of loyalty to the Kin.
However, the captured cats eventually break free and many of the former ShadowClan warriors rebel, forcing the Kin to flee the RiverClan camp. Later, SkyClan reappears and all five Clans take on Darktail's group. Most of Darktail's rogues flee and a now fully determined Onestar takes on his evil son. Onestar eventually drives Darktail into the lake, where their battle takes them further and further out until both of them sink under and neither resurface.
A brown tabby tom with long, spiky fur, Nettle is an exceptionally cruel and sadistic member of Darktail's group. He is the closest the rogues have to a medicine cat, but only knows a few herbs. He tried them all on sick cats, but nothing made them any better. He is also a vicious fighter.
Sometime after Darktail's death, Nettle steals the two kits given birth to by his former mate Yarrowleaf, who was born in ShadowClan, as part of Sleekwhisker's plot to kill Rowanclaw. He is stopped and killed by Rowanclaw, though the later dies in the process.
Raven is a long-furred, black she-cat and a senior member of Darktail's group. She believes strongly in Darktail's brutal ways. She helps drown cats who rebelled against Darktail.
A big, long-furred gray tom with a single green eye and a bushy tail, Rain is originally a temporary member of SkyClan, but later betrays them and joins Darktail's group. He acts as a second-in-command of sorts to Darktail, but later grows frustrated with his leader and tries to murder him, but Darktail kills him.
A sleek, golden-yellow she-cat with green eyes, Sleekwhisker is the daughter of Dawnpelt and Crowfrost of ShadowClan, and the sister to Juniperclaw and Strikestone, also making her the granddaughter of Rowanclaw and Tawnypelt. She is mentored by her uncle, Tigerheart, and it is apparent that she does not believe in StarClan when she was observed by Alderheart, then Alderpaw, at a Gathering when he first met her and Needlepaw.
Sleekwhisker follows Needlepaw, Juniperpaw, and Violetkit to join Darktail and his rogues, leaving her parents and other brother Strikepaw in ShadowClan. She has given herself a warrior name, Sleekwhisker. She taunts Needletail for training Violetpaw and says they are rogues now, not Clan cats, and that she can learn to hunt and fight on her own like rogues do. It becomes apparent she does not like or favor Violetpaw. This shows more as Darktail favors Violetpaw more. Once Darktail and his rogues go to ShadowClan and force out Rowanstar out of leadership, she follows suite as does Needletail, Juniperclaw, and some other ShadowClan cats such as Spikefur and Mistcloud. She asks Dawnpelt, her mother, if she is glad to see her and Juniperclaw as herself, Juniperclaw, and Strikestone since Crowfrost, her father, had died of Yellowcough. Dawnpelt reluctantly agrees with her, saying that she can't leave every one of her kits, and ShadowClan is the only home she ever knew and can't leave it. Sleekwhisker, satisfied with her answer, stays in the newly formed Kin.
Sleekwhisker is noted to be one of Darktail's most loyal followers after he takes over ShadowClan and merge the remaining ShadowClan cats and his rogues and form what he has called the Kin. She supports every decision he has made and is deeply suspicious of Violetpaw. She begins to become suspicious of Needletail as well, after Rain had died in the claws of Darktail for betraying him. When Dawnpelt realizes that it was a mistake to stay with the Kin, she tells Violetpaw that she is going to leave and already has sent Juniperclaw and Strikestone to seek for ThunderClan. Dawnpelt tells Violetpaw that Sleekwhisker would never want to leave the Kin and hasn't even asked her about leaving. When Dawnpelt mysteriously disappears, Sleekwhisker shows no emotions about her mother's absence and doesn't seem to care about it either, unlike her brothers who show extreme concern over their missing mother.
While the former ShadowClan cats soon realize that Darktail is a cruel and dishonorable cat, Sleekwhisker still remains by his side and agrees with practically every word he says. She tells Darktail that she is Kin now, through and through, and hasn't considered herself a ShadowClan cat in a long time. She shows no remorse when Violetpaw's plan to feed Darktail and his followers poppy seeds has failed, and Violetpaw is to be punished. The punishment is for Darktail to drown Needletail, to show Violetpaw what it's like for the only cat she cared about gone. Once a weak and starved Needletail turns on Darktail, herself, Roach, and Raven, she attacks Needletail along with Roach and Darktail. Sleekwhisker helps drown Needletail in the end by the lake and shows no remorse in murdering her childhood friend, showing her complete devotion to Darktail.
Once the Kin has been driven out by the other Clans, she runs away with what is left of the Kin; Yarrowleaf and Spikefur follow suit. It is noted by Rowanstar that Sleekwhisker ran off with the Kin, and he declares her and the others traitors. She is missed by Juniperclaw and Strikestone, who wonder where she has gone. The spirits of the cats who drowned in the lake reveal that Sleekwhisker, along with the ShadowClan cats who had not returned, are likely still alive.
Sleekwhisker and a heavily pregnant Yarrowleaf later stay in ShadowClan's former camp. Violetshine, Tree, and Sandynose find them, and are surprised and angry to see them. Violetshine notes that Sleekwhisker helped murder Needletail, and that Yarrowleaf showed no remorse in attacking her former Clanmates. Sleekwhisker tells them that Spikefur had died of the sickness as they couldn't find the right herbs to treat him with, and no one else helped. Upon arriving, Strikestone and Juniperclaw greet her warmly, and Sleekwhisker and Yarrowleaf beg Leafstar for them to join SkyClan and appear sad once they find out that ShadowClan is no more. They get turned away, however, on account of their past crimes, but are hidden by Whorlpaw, Juniperclaw, Strikestone, Snowbird, and Scorchfur. Once Tree has found a solution to let them stay, Leafstar finally agrees, albeit reluctantly. Tawnypelt also shows hatred for them, calling them traitors; on the other hand, Rowanstar, now Rowanclaw, forgives them. Juniperclaw supports his sister, claiming that many former ShadowClan cats followed Darktail, himself being one, and asks if Leafstar doesn't believe a cat can change.
Now an apprentice once again in SkyClan, Sleekwhisker is later revealed to have betrayed her brothers, who went behind Leafstar's back to get her a place to stay, as well as Yarrowleaf, who relied on Sleekwhisker during her pregnancy and had thought the two she-cats were friends. She has secretly teamed up with two troublesome kittypets, Susan and Jacques, to help with a plan to get "revenge" on Rowanclaw, blaming him for everything that went wrong in her life. Sleekwhisker drugs Yarrowleaf with poppy seeds and steals her kits, Hopkit and Flaxkit, to use as hostages. She also teams up with Nettle and Raven to capture Tawnypelt, intending to murder her right in front of Rowanclaw, as she is the cat he loves most and the one thing he has left. However, Rowanclaw, Macgyver, Yarrowleaf, and Violetshine manage to rescue Tawnypelt, retrieve the stolen kits and defeat Sleekwhisker and the others. She and Nettle take down Rowanclaw by fatally wounding him, though Rowanclaw manages to kill Nettle in the process. Violetshine and the others help drive Sleekwhisker and the other rogues and kittypets away, telling them to never return, as they have betrayed the Clans too many times.
Smoke is a kittypet who never appears, but rather is mentioned and described. She is the former lover and mate of Onestar, and mother of the Darktail. She is described by Onestar as a beautiful she-cat with soft grey fur, and brilliant blue eyes like "pools of pure water".
According to Onestar, he and Smoke met and fell in love in a Twolegplace when he was known as Onewhisker back in the Clans' old territories. Onewhisker won Smoke's affection by telling her exaggerated stories of Clan life (leaving out the harsher aspects), while Smoke's unique beauty won her Onewhisker's affection. Eventually, Smoke becomes pregnant with Onewhisker's kits, and went to find him on WindClan territory, luckily coming across him while he was out hunting alone. She asked to join WindClan, so that her kits could become warriors. Onewhisker denied Smoke's request, partly because life in the wild wasn't for her (as she was "soft and delicate") and partly because he knew he'd be in terrible trouble for mating with a kittypet, as mating with non-Clan cats was forbidden by the Warrior Code. Smoke argued with Onewhisker for a while, but eventually left. However, while she was still on her way home, she went into labor, and because she had no help, only one of her kits survived. That kit was Darktail. Smoke and her son then went back to Smoke's owners, but only for a short while. As soon as Darktail was old enough to leave her, Smoke brought him to his father, begging for him to let his son join WindClan, while he was still young enough to learn about the Warrior Code. Onewhisker, however, rejected his son for the same reason he'd rejected Smoke; partly because he knew the fact that he'd sired a kit with a kittypet would ruin his reputation and partly because he feared Darktail would not be able to survive being a Clan cat. Smoke was infuriated by this double rejection and turned on Onewhisker, raging that she would raise their son alone and teach him to hate the Clans who rejected him. Smoke evidently went through with this, as Darktail grew into a cold and brutal cat with a single purpose: to destroy the Warrior Clans.
The Rise of Scourge
The brother of Scourge and Ruby and the son of Quince, Socks is a black tom with a white muzzle, tail tip, and paws. He, along with Ruby, tormented their younger brother Tiny into running away from home in The Rise of Scourge. However, he seems to have a less vicious personality than his sister. Later in the book, Socks and Ruby appear before Tiny, now Scourge, abandoned by their Twolegs and desperate for food and shelter. After a vengeful speech in which Scourge states that he no longer thinks of them as family, and indeed, doesn't think of family at all, he allows them to eat, but afterwards, he exiles them both. It was revealed in a Wands and Worlds chat with Erin Hunter on August 16, 2008, that Socks and Ruby are still alive.
Scourge's sister, Ruby, along with her brother Socks, taunted and scared their brother Tiny enough so that he ran away from his Twoleg nest, by saying that Tiny was going to be thrown in the river because he "wasn't wanted." She and Socks were later adopted by housefolk, but were abandoned when they moved away. They came to Tiny (now Scourge), begging for assistance, but were soon turned away. It was revealed in a Wands and Worlds chat with Erin Hunter that they are still alive. She is described as a light grey she-cat.
Scourge's mother, Quince had one litter: Ruby, Socks, and Tiny (later Scourge). It is revealed in a Wands and Worlds chat with Erin Hunter that she is still alive, but is quite old. She mated with Firestar's father, although she is not his mother. She is described as a dark grey she-cat with a red collar and amber eyes.
Graystripe's Adventure Trilogy
A light brown tabby tom with black zig-zag stripes and a white chest, paws, and muzzle, Diesel befriended Graystripe and Millie at a truck stop in Warrior's Return. When he met the duo, he offered them food and shelter. Millie accepted, while Greystripe was reluctant but was forced to accept the offer when shortly afterwards, Greystripe was hit by a car. Diesel suggested they get to the sun-drown-place by hitching a ride on a truck. Diesel is a very wise cat, but he wasn't always like that.
A huge, black-and-white tom with a spiked collar and nicks in his ears, Duke was first introduced in The Lost Warrior. One of the house cats in the surrounding Twolegplace where Greystripe lives for a while with the Twoleg family, he is leader of a small gang of hostile kittypets. It is said that "no one defeats Duke", as he is a vicious fighter. Graystripe, weakened from his stay with the Twolegs, is defeated by him once, but later Duke and his two cronies are defeated through the combined efforts of a strengthened Graystripe and newly trained Millie. Ironically, as Duke leaves in shame, he hypocritically calls Graystripe 'savage', but Graystripe, remembering what it means to be a warrior, does not listen to him, and walks proudly away with his 'apprentice', Millie.
A long-haired dark grey tom with a lighter grey muzzle and a tuft of lighter grey fur on the top of his head, Husker is a patriarch of sorts of the family of barn cats Graystripe and Millie discovers in Warrior's Refuge. He is the mate of Moss and the father of Birdy, Pad, Raindrop, and Little Mew. He offers shelter to Millie and Graystripe after Millie's eyes are injured in the cornfield close to the barn where he and his family live. He explains that he and his family used to live with a family of kind, elderly Twolegs, but when they died, a new Twoleg family moved in and chased the cats away. He is seen playing with the Twolegs after Graystripe and Millie earn the Twolegs' gratitude for saving one of the Twoleg kits and lead them to the barn to meet the barn cats. It is assumed Husker becomes one of the Twolegs' kittypets afterward, as well as the rest of the family.
A slender black she-cat, Moss is the mate of Husker and the sister of Splash, as well as the mother of Birdy, Raindrop, Pad, and Little Mew. She is first introduced, along with the other barn cats, in Warrior's Refuge, and convinces Husker to let Graystripe and Millie shelter in the barn after Millie's eyes are injured from the cornfield. Due to Graystripe and Millie's saving one of the Twoleg kits, Moss and the rest of her family are accepted by the Two Legs in the end of the novel, and it is assumed that they have become their new kittypets.
A young black-and-white tom, Splash is the brother of Moss and is one of the barn cats in Warrior's Refuge. He maintains a minor role throughout the novel, and in the end is accepted by the Twolegs who were previously hostile to them. It is assumed that he and the rest of the barn cats have become their new kittypets.
Tigerstar and Sasha's Trilogy
Patch is a black-and-white kitten who was first introduced in Escape From the Forest. He would have drowned in the river if it hadn't been for Sasha alerting the captain of the boat in the river at that time. Over time, the captain started to grow fond of Patch. As the river froze, the captain was loading up a truck, but Sasha wouldn't get in, saying that she had to stay and told Patch to "take care of the captain." The captain said his goodbyes to Sasha, understanding she "was a wanderer," and left with Patch.
A battle-scarred, pale tom with dark markings running across his back, Pine is a loner outside the forest and befriended Sasha in her early days as a loner. He was first introduced in Into the Woods, the first novel in the Tigerstar and Sasha trilogy.
Tadpole is a black tomkit, a son of Tigerstar and Sasha, and brother to Mothwing and Hawkfrost. He drowns in a Twoleg den at a young age.
Violet is Barley's sister, a cat originally mentioned in Secrets of the Clans. In the field guide, Violet is almost killed by Barley's (and therefore also her own) brothers Ice and Snake (born Jumper and Hoot), but Barley takes her to live with Fuzz, a kittypet. Violet is described as being a "tiny cat, pale orange with thin darker orange stripes" as well as with white paws.
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